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European Commission, other EU orgs recently hit by cyber-attack
2021-04-06 17:08

The European Commission and several other European Union organizations were hit by a cyberattack in March, according to a European Commission spokesperson. "The Commission has set up a 24/7 monitoring services and is actively taking mitigating measures."

European Commission redacts AstraZeneca vaccine contract – but forgets to wipe the bookmarks tab
2021-01-29 17:09

The European Commission's war of words against pharma company AstraZeneca over COVID-19 virus vaccines has descended into farce after Brussels accidentally published an unredacted version of a disputed supply contract. Although the main text of the contract had been heavily redacted in places, nobody thought to check the bookmarks tab had also been redacted before dumping the contract online as a PDF. A non-redacted section of the contract states: "The Receiving Party shall treat all Confidential Information as secret and confidential and shall not use, copy or disclose to any third party any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party."

European Commission: No Evidence of Issues With Kaspersky Products
2019-04-17 07:20

The European Commission has no evidence of issues associated with using Kaspersky Lab’s products, a document published this week reveals. read more

European Commission orders mass recall of creepy, leaky child-tracking smartwatch
2019-02-04 17:16

Hackers can talk to and locate the wearer, warns notice The European Commission has ordered the recall of a smartwatch aimed at kids that allows miscreants to pinpoint the wearer's location,...

European Commission “doesn’t plan to comply with GDPR” – well, sort of
2018-05-31 14:17

Apparently, due to legal weirdness, GDPR doesn't apply to the EC itself. What to do? Shout at the bureaucrats or be cool about it?

European Commission presents EU-US Privacy Shield (Help Net Security)
2016-02-29 20:17

The European Commission – the executive body of the European Union – issued the legal texts that will put in place the EU-US Privacy Shield, a new framework for protecting the fundamental rights...

European Commission hit by cyberattack
2011-03-25 06:21 By Jennifer Baker IDG News Service March 24, 2011 The European Commission, including the body's diplomatic...