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European Commission gets DDoSed

European Commission gets DDoSed

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The European Commission was the victim of a DDoS attack this afternoon that blocked internet connectivity on-and-off for several hours.

Is the EU to blame for further prompting privacy issues with OTT services?

Is the EU to blame for further prompting privacy issues with OTT services?

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The European Commission to looking to tighten its regulatory grip on US-based tech companies which are slowly replacing traditional telcos in the services they provide.

Europe unhappy with Privacy Shield, holding off until 2017

Europe unhappy with Privacy Shield, holding off until 2017

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Europe's data protection committee is going to let Privacy Shield operate for a year, promising to hold off on legal challenges until its first joint annual review happens in 2017.

European Commission formally adopts EU-US Privacy Shield

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Approved last week, the European Commission has formally adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement as a legal route to tranfer personal data from the EU to the US.

Leaked information casts doubt on Privacy Shield

Leaked information casts doubt on Privacy Shield

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Leaked information from the working group reviewing Privacy shield highlights scepticism from within the EU about whether the new privacy regime goes far enough

EC wants to crack down on virtual currency exchanges

EC wants to crack down on virtual currency exchanges

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Crypto-currencies like Bitcoin may not be as anonymous as they once were as the European Commision announces its intention to regulate the virtual currency exchanges that, the Commission says, aid terrorist financing.

New EU data protection law looms near, but are security teams ready?

New EU data protection law looms near, but are security teams ready?

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The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is on course to be introduced this year, but politicians and IT security teams are not completely sold on it.

A year of trouble and strife for Google and the 'Right to be forgotten'

A year of trouble and strife for Google and the 'Right to be forgotten'

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One year ago the European Court of Justice ruled that Google should remove URL links from its search engine at the request of just one internet user; now, the tech giant finds itself fighting a privacy battle against users, regulators, academics and activists.

European Commission backs Microsoft in privacy fight with US

European Commission backs Microsoft in privacy fight with US

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Microsoft has won the European Commission's support as it battles in court to prevent the US Government getting hold of one of its customer's emails, stored at its Dublin data centre.

EU data protection law reform criticised on Data Privacy Day

EU data protection law reform criticised on Data Privacy Day

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The European Commission's forthcoming data protection law reforms have been heavily criticised on Data Privacy Day.

Euro-cloud 'all hot air'

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UK cloud vendors reject calls for a 'secure' European cloud in the wake of Prism surveillance revelations.

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