13 Jan 2021

Hackers have leaked the COVID-19 vaccine data they stole in a cyberattack

A cyberattack targeting the European Union’s medical agency has resulted in stolen information about the COVID-19 vaccines. The stolen information has been leaked. The attack was against the European Medicines Agency last month and information about coronavirus medicines was gained. The documents containing the data about coronavirus medicines, including the

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12 Jan 2021

Volkswagen triples electric car sales ahead of climate rules

Europe is pushing electric cars. Volkswagen tripled sales of battery powered cars in 2020 before tough new European Union limits on automobile emissions. In Germany, more people bought electric cars than previously popular diesel vehicles. The EU regulations will drive the adoption into electric cars, despite the pandemic causing recessions

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11 Nov 2020

EU Agrees on Tighter Rules for Surveillance Tech Exports

On Monday, the European Union agreed to implement stricter regulations on the sale and export of cyber-surveillance technology. EU lawmakers reached a deal on new restrictions for dual-use goods like facial recognition technology, biometric data tech, and spyware to prevent spreading them to areas in which they may be used

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20 Feb 2020

The Triple Threat Of Terrorism In The U.K.: Will Emergency Legislation Work?

Sudesh Amman was convicted of stabbing a man and woman in broad daylight while counter-terrorism officers watched. The act of terrorism made Amman the second offender in the Uk to go on to commit a terrorist attack after being previously released from jail after serving a half-sentence. After the incident,

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17 Feb 2020

Brexit: France warns UK of bitter trade negotiation

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Britain to expect bitter trade negotiations following Britain’s exit from the European Union earlier this month. The Drian made it clear at a recent conference in Munich that Brussels would defend its best interests when talks over trade negotiations begin next month. He

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31 Jan 2020

Pompeo reassures Britain on US relations after Brexit

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reassured Britain that the US would continue and enhance their relationship with the UK once they depart from the European Union today. Pompeo also stated that the US’s discontent with the British decision to allow Huawei to operate its 5G network within the

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30 Jan 2020

European Parliament Overwhelmingly Approves Brexit Divorce Deal

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the European Parliament voted in support of Brexit, a deal in which the UK will leave the European Union. This means that the country will depart from the bloc on Friday, fulfilling the outcome of a 2016 vote on EU membership. When the European Council approves

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23 Jan 2020

Brexit Divorce Deal Clears U.K. Parliament

As of Wednesday evening, the Brexit deal has passed through the UK Parliament. This confirms that the UK will leave the European Union at the end of the month. The deal only requires the signature of the Queen to become British law, after passing through both chambers of the parliamentary

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19 Dec 2019

Europe is not done regulating Google and other US tech giants

After the EU imposed its largest fine ever on Google in 2018, which totaled $5 billion, the organization does not plan to stop cracking down on US tech giants in 2020. As the US edges closer to regulating its tech companies, lawmakers in DC clash with the likes of companies

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05 Nov 2019

Europol: Spear phishing the most prevalent cyber threat affecting orgs across the EU

A new report[pdf] by Europol identifies spear phishing, i.e. targeted phishing, as the top threat to organizations in European Union (EU) member states. According to the study, spear phishing is the most common attack vector used by cybercriminals to compromise organizations. Steven Wilson of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre added that

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