Stories about Europe

23 April 2012

How Should We Govern the Internet? Livestream of Global INET Forum 2012

An important meeting on Internet governance issues is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from April 23-23, 2012. Participate remotely to follow discussions on privacy, net neutrality, IPv6, security, digital content and innovation, human rights and free speech.

2 February 2012

New Book on Global Struggle for Internet Freedom

How do we ensure the Internet develops compatibly with democracy? And how do we become active “netizens” who take responsibility for our digital future? This is the subject of Rebecca McKinnon's new book: "Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom."

25 January 2012

International Privacy Day: Fighting Data Retention Mandates Around the World

This January 28 marks International Privacy Day. Different countries around the world are celebrating this day with their own events. In EFF, we are calling on governments to repeal mandatory...

20 January 2012

Internet Blackout Day Fires Up Digital Rights Activism Around the World

Yesterday was a defining moment for the global Internet community. The effects of the massive online blackout in protest of U.S. Internet blacklist legislation, SOPA and PIPA, were felt around the world as countless websites joined in a global action against over-broad and poorly drafted copyright laws.

5 January 2012

Highlights from the 28th Chaos Communications Congress

The Chaos Communications Congress is the annual meetup of Germany's Chaos Computer Club, one of the oldest hacker collectives in the world. The programme mixes technical talks from the security and free software worlds with talks about online rights and hacktivism.

10 March 2011

Spanish intellectual property law and global netfreedom

Many of the challenges and threats that Egyptians, Tunisians or Libyans are facing are global and affect civil societies as a whole. Among these is the threat against the Internet...

3 February 2011

As International Privacy Day is Celebrated, Governments Continue to Chip Away at Privacy Rights

“Effective data protection is vital for our democracies and underpins other fundamental rights and freedoms.” – Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and...

30 December 2010

Hungary introduces press censorship

Press censorship is a common occurrence in many parts of the world, but one does not associate a democratic nation in middle of Europe to go this route. Well, Hungary...

13 September 2010

Telefónica Spain and Net Neutrality

Spanish Bloggers are once again discussing net neutrality, but this time the focus is not on the Google-Verizon´s agreement and their policy offer in the U.S, but on something much...

17 August 2010

Spaniard bloggers react to the Google-Verizon proposed policy

Spaniard bloggers have been very busy discussing and arguing about the recent Google-Verizon proposed policy for an open Internet. Most of them are against it because they consider it a...