The EU is taking steps to improve cross-border access to e-evidence by creating a legal framework which will enable judicial orders to be addressed directly to service providers based in another member state.
All over Europe, law enforcement agencies performed actions against suspects who bought counterfeit euro banknotes on illegal platforms on the Darknet. These actions, coordinated by Europol, started on 19 November and the majority of interventions took place from 3 to 6 December.
Constitutional Affairs Committee backed a proposal introducing penalties on European political parties deliberately breaching data protection to tamper with EU elections.
On 5 December, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission reached an agreement on the new rules for the .eu top level domain (TLD).
The EU is working to stop terrorists from using the internet to radicalise, recruit and incite to violence. The Council today agreed its negotiating position on the proposed regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online.
Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King will host the 4th ministerial meeting of the EU Internet Forum. It will be an opportunity for representatives of companies, including Baaz, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Justpaste.it, Microsoft, Snap and Twitter to debrief EU Institutions, Ministers from EU Member States, and Europol on the work done over the last year and discuss next steps. Ahead of the meeting, Commissioners Avramopoulos and King issued the following joint statement.
To protect its democratic systems and public debates and in view of the 2019 European elections as well as a number of national and local elections that will be held in Member States by 2020, the EU is presenting today an Action Plan to step up efforts to counter disinformation in Europe and beyond.
On 29 November 2018, Europol’s European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised its 12th joint Referral Action Day with the national referral units of seven Member States and third parties, including Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal and the United Kingdom. This joint action was coordinated from Europol’s headquarters in The Hague and targeted online material linked to terrorist activities.