European Parliament hacked after vote to designate Russia as a sponsor of terrorism
Shortly after they voted to designate Russia as a state-sponsor of terrorism, the European Parliament's website went down.
The European Parliament website was taken offline for several hours on Wednesday by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The attack came shortly after the MEPs vot... Read more
MEPs accuse several member states of spyware usage
The MEP in charge of the probe is highly critical of some of the bloc's members.
The lead lawmaker investigating the use of spyware in Europe is calling out several powerful European politicians, according to a report in POLITICO.
The investigation is headed by Sophie in ’t Veld, a Dutch M... Read more
UK snubs European lawmakers in privacy regulation meetings
MEPs are furious at UK's 'dismissive' manner and believe London is prioritizing business over privacy.
Last week, a three-person delegation from the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee went to London to examine Britain’s plans to reform its data protection rulebook. The results o... Read more
MEPs want Brussels to have more power over spyware regulation
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) want to curb the rampant use and abuse of spyware in the bloc.
MEPs are planning to propose that Brussels be given broad and overriding powers to enforce laws aimed at curbing improper use of spyware. They claim that a 'federal-style' mandate is needed b... Read more
EU lawmakers accuse US big tech of shadow lobbying
Members of the European Parliament claim the tech giants used shady techniques to influence European lawmakers and law.
Big tech companies like Google, Meta and Amazon have deceived lawmakers by lobbying through smaller front organizations, according to a report in POLITICO. Leading European law... Read more
EU crypto rules intend to cap dollar-pegged stablecoins
According to industry representatives, European Union regulations governing crypto assets will reduce the market share of non-euro-based stablecoins starting in 2024, thereby reducing EU competitiveness.
On Wednesday, ambassadors from the EU's 27 member states approved a compromise with the Euro... Read more
European Parliament want to intervene in Greek wiretapping scandal
Greece's government wants the European Commission to stay out of a national wiretapping scandal, but several members of the European Parliament (MEPs) oppose the request.
Greece's spying outrage escalated intensely on the 5th of August. It all started when two senior officials belonging to Prim... Read more
EU agrees on definitive version of Digital Markets Act
The European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament agree on the content of the Digital Markets Act. The final laws and regulations set out to curb big tech dominance.
The Digital Markets Act includes limitations to the power of big tech companies such as Amazon, Google and... Read more
EU rules should focus on benefits of AI, says one lawmaker
At least one European Parliamentarian wants to see a "positive approach" to the technology.
Europe's attempt to set landmark rules for artificial intelligence should take a positive approach to reap the benefits of the technology rather than restrict it, European Parliament lawmaker Svenja Hahn ... Read more
Europe’s proposed AI standard faces many hurdles
Complex debates over things like facial recognition will take time to sort out, lawmakers say.
Europe's effort to set a standard for artificial intelligence will likely take more than a year, according to a report in Reuters. Two key EU lawmakers said the debate will focus on whether facial rec... Read more