Paul MellerIDG News Service

European Public Sector Open-source Guidelines Spark Debate

European public sector open-source guidelines are igniting a legal debate.

Commission Calls for Broadband Access for All Europeans

Broadband access to the internet should be a universal service for all European Union citizens, the European Commission said...

EC Proposes Text Messaging Cap on Mobiles Abroad

The EC is proposing a cap on the fees operators can charge for text messages that mobile phone users send while they're...

European Parliament to Postpone IP Privacy Issue

The European Parliament stalls a decision on whether IP addresses should be considered private, instead requesting a report on...

Some European Telecom Regulators Seen as Weak

Regulators in Sweden, Lithuania and Latvia aren't independent enough and are too weak to uphold E.U. telecoms laws, the...

EU Invites Comments on High-speed Telecom Growth

Telecoms were invited to comment on E.U. plans for high-speed, next generation access networks.

EU Data Protection Head Supports Police Database Link-up

European data protection supervisor Peter Hustinx wants some changes to a plan to link up all national criminal databases in...

EU Calls for Help to Protect IT Infrastructure

The European Commission's justice and security department is seeking outside help to improve Internet and telecoms security in...

EU Calls for Rewrite of IT Trade Agreement

The European Commission is calling for a meeting with producer countries to discuss tariffs on IT devices, such as...

EC Praises Google's Data Retention Move, Asks for More

The European Commission praised Google's decision to cut data retention times, but urged it and other search engines to go...

Google Cuts Time It Retains IP Address Logs to 9 Months

Google will half the length of time it holds data linking surfers's IP addresses to their Web searches.

EU Levels New Antitrust Charges Against Intel

The European Commission Thursday sent Intel a new set of antitrust charges, the second such charge list within a year...

EU Levels New Antitrust Charges Against Intel

The European Commission Thursday sent Intel a new set of antitrust charges, the second such charge list within a year...

EU Levels New Antitrust Charges Against Intel

As expected, the European Commission Thursday slapped Intel with new antitrust charges.

EU to Crack Down on Bogus Online Ringtone Sellers

An EU investigation of bogus online ringtone sellers finds 80 percent of 558 sites are suspicious.