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Spotlight: What if government regulation truly does enable innovation?

When a  VentureBeat  correspondent found himself moving from Oakland, California to Toulouse, France, he moved so far "outside the box," to coin a phrase, that he realized Americans may actually have an innovation problem after all.

EU eases mobile user frustration over high roaming charges

Mobile user frustration over high mobile roaming charges, the bane of business travelers and their firms, has just been eased a bit in Europe.

Hefty bank fine for data manipulation creates international political furor

There are international sparks flying over the hotly contested $10 billion proposed settlement stemming from the U.S. allegation that BNP Paribas, a French bank, manipulated its data to evade U.S. sanctions.

Spotlight: EU, Japan to ink cybersecurity cooperation pact

The European Union and Japan are set to sign a strategic partnership agreement, which will include a cybersecurity cooperation pact, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Brussels this week, AFP reports.

Spotlight: Does your right to personal data trump your government's right to it?

A ruling from the EU's highest court sets a precedent for government rights over human rights, that the U.S. government may one day have to meet.

NSA spying puts a hurt on US cloud providers

When news of the National Security Agency's broad data surveillance came to light via Snowden's disclosures, some pundits predicted that U.S.-based vendors of cloud services would lose revenue. They were right, although the most dire predictions appear to have been off-base.

Citing US spying, EU parliament passes 'right to be forgotten' bill

Services doing business in the European Union must soon heed the requests of their customers to erase their personal data. How must those services respond? Well, that depends...

Mobile operators holding up BYOD in Europe, says Strategy Analytics

Mobile operators are holding back Europe's BYOD adoption out of fear of siphoning revenue away from corporate contracts, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

Spying could undermine European trust in U.S. cloud firms, warns EU official

Allegations of widespread U.S. government surveillance could undermine trust that European firms and organizations have in U.S. cloud providers, resulting in the loss of billions of dollars for U.S. firms, warned Neelie Kroes, vice president of the European Commission.

EU helps out business travelers with mobile data roaming rate cut

Here's some good news for business travelers on the fourth of July. The European Union has cut the mobile data roaming limit by 36 percent.