EC Proposes Pan-European Cyber-Agency

The European Commission has issued a new set of cybersecurity policy proposals, including the designation of a pan-European agency with a mandate to address cyberthreats and attacks. The proposal comes hot on the heels of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the European Union speech, where he backed the idea of setting up a … Read more

No straight answer on encryption from Europe’s incoming digital chief

Mariya Gabriel, who is currently the EC’s commissioner-designate for the digital economy and society portfolio, was fielding questions from the European Parliament today, as part of the process to confirm her in the role. She faced questions across a range of tech-related topics during the 2.5-hour session — including requests from MEPs for a clear position on … Read more

Facebook fined $122M in Europe over misleading WhatsApp filing

Facebook’s 2014 acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp cost $19 billion when it was announced. Now the price tag has been bumped up a little more after European regulators slapped the company with a €110M (~$122M) fine for providing “incorrect or misleading” information at the time of the deal. Read full news article on TechCrunch