EU to Investigate Network Neutrality Violations
Europe, FCC, International, Net Neutrality
April 25th, 2011
WASHINGTON April 25, 2011 – European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, Nellie Kroes, announced last week that her office, in conjunction with European Union member states, will investigate claims of throttling and service degradation by internet service providers.
Report: Single European Union Patent Opposed By Seven EU Countries
Intellectual Property, Patents
September 7th, 2010
The idea of a single process to apply for and enforce patents across the European Union appeared to receive a further boost on its continuing spiral down into the dustbin of history last week as a new report surfaced that seven EU countries oppose it.
Italy Telecommunication Regulator Advocates Universal Broadband Regulations
Broadband's Impact, International
July 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 8, 2010- In his annual speech to parliament, Italy’s telecommunications regulator Corrado Calabro urged competing telecommunications providers to unite under one nationwide plan with clear rules and government guidance.
Google Faces Lawsuits for Collecting Data from Unprotected Networks
International, Privacy, Wireless
June 7th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 – A class action lawsuit filed May 17 accuses Google of violating federal privacy and data acquisition laws, and asks that Google pay up to $100,000 to each individual from whom data was taken. The firm is also facing civil suits in Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany Spain and Italy.