Cybercrime has rocketed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic as many try to exploit people’s fears. Below are tips on how to protect yourself.
With growing demand for cross-border online shopping in the EU, MEPs are working to ensure Europeans receive a high standard of protection regardless of where they carry out their purchases.
Artificial intelligence and automated decision making processes can pose certain threats to consumers. Find out how the European Parliament wants to protect them.
New EU rules will allow European crowdfunding platforms to provide new opportunities for start-ups and investors.
The platform economy brings benefits but also risks. Read about the issues the EU wants to solve with new rules and the solutions proposed by MEPs.
MEPs want to make it easier to register an .eu internet domain name and encourage its use by businesses.
Following Parliament’s approval, MEPs will now enter into negotiations with EU governments in the Council on new rules to improve the rights of shoppers across the Union.
With the deployment of 5G capable of generating 2.3 million jobs in the EU, Parliament believes it is crucial to coordinate EU countries' actions on this
From 1 April new rules make it possible for Europeans to enjoy their online film subscriptions when they travel in another EU country the same they do at home.
Children are at risk of coming across videos containing violence or hate speech when online. The culture committee proposed several measures to better protect them when it adopted its position on a proposed update of the audiovisual media services directives on 25 April. But do you know how much time children spend online or the best way to protect them from harmful content? Watch our video to find out.
Every day 315 million Europeans use the internet, but challenges still remain for consumers and companies alike. The European Commission presented its strategy for a digital single market in 2015. In addition Parliament and the Council agreed to ban roaming fees in 2017 and guarantee equal treatment for all internet traffic. On 25 May MEPs debate new Commission proposals to further boost e-commerce in plenary. Read our digital glossary to get up to date with the terminology ahead of the debate.
Good news for online shoppers: no more geo-blocking and country redirects. The rules adopted by MEPs became a reality on 3 December 2018. Read on to find out more.
MEPs have approved WIFI4EU, a scheme to promote free wi-fi connectivity in public spaces across the EU.
The European single market, widely considered as one of the EU’s greatest achievements, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Travel, shop, watch and call throughout the EU with no barriers and no additional costs. This is what the EU's internal market is all about and what Parliament is fighting for.
From 15 June 2017 Europeans can use their phone in any EU country and pay what they would pay at home. All extra roaming charges cease to exist.
A new e-privacy regulation promises to change the way our data is protected online, starting from the way website cookies track our online activities.
New EU rules facilitating the free flow of non-personal data will help save EU businesses billions of euros every year.
A one-stop shop for all of the EU's most common administration procedures will make it easier for people to interact with public administrations
Calls to other EU countries will soon be cheaper, while telecom companies will benefit from clearer rules for longer-term investment in network infrastructure under new EU rules.
Online shoppers will benefit from greater price transparency thanks to new EU rules on cross border parcel delivery.
Could creating a digital single market in the EU and removing barriers online help give a boost to European companies? The European Commission outlined its strategy on 6 May, while it will also feature on the agenda of the European Council on 25-26 June. Meanwhile the Parliament is planning to respond with an own-initiative report on the digital market. They debated the issue on 19 May, during which MEPs highlighted the challenges and potential benefits involved.
Should people have the right to create and share images and photographs of public buildings without having to compensate for the use of copyright? The so-called freedom of panorama already exists in some EU countries, but MEPs are now considering whether it should be extended to all member states. As they will debate it on 9 July, we asked two MEPs on opposing sides of the issue why they think it would be a good or a bad thing.
Net neutrality is crucial to the future development of the internet. It is the principle that all online traffic should be treated equally, regardless of the type of content or platforms involved. On 27 October MEPs are set to debate and vote on new rules on net neutrality, following an agreement reached with EU governments after two years of negotiations. Ahead of the vote, find out what it is all about.