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    The European Union Proposes a Censorship Directive Disguised as Copyright Protection

    The future of the Internet in Europe and beyond has taken an interesting twist. Under the latest reform agreed upon by the EU, Google and Facebook will be forced to share revenue with content providers and to remove copyright-protected content on both YouTube…

    EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

    EU Court Rejects Data Retention, With Implications for Snooper’s Charter

    In late December, the highest court in Europe made a ruling that “general and indiscriminate” data retention, or collection of communications information, is not in line with existing EU law. The ruling means that governments and companies can no longer conduct sweeping surveillance…

    VyprVPN Expands Europe Service Offerings with 7 New Server Locations

    VyprVPN Expands Europe Service Offerings with 7 New Server Locations

    We’re excited to announce that VyprVPN has added 7 new servers in Europe, adding to our network of 70+ server locations around the world. These new servers expand our existing presence in Europe, which is ideal for users in the region as Europe…

    Protest the Slowdown

    Net Neutrality Guidelines Released in the EU

    Last week the EU released its net neutrality implementation guidelines – the result of over 3 weeks of debate (and years of work) on the topic. They were passed by the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC), and come after a public…

    France and Germany want access into encrypted communications.

    The Encryption Debate Continues: France and Germany Seek Access to Messages

    The encryption battle continues! This week, France and Germany have created quite a stir as they seek access into encrypted communications sent over mobile messaging services. They want this access to aid investigators in fighting terrorism and preventing subsequent acts going forward. French…

    Workplace Privacy Concerns

    EU Law Raises Workplace Privacy Concerns

    A judgement was passed in January by the European Court of Human Rights that may set a precedent regarding if companies can legally monitor workers’ chats. This ruling came in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania, in which a worker was fired for using a…

    EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

    EU Court of Human Rights: Mass Surveillance Requires Judicial Oversight

    Earlier this month, in response to a case in Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that mass surveillance needs judicial oversight. As explained in a detailed blog post by the Center for Democracy and Technology, human rights activists brought this…