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Spotlight: EU to end mobile roaming charges in June 2017

There's good news for business travelers who take to Europe often. The European Union plans to end mobile roaming charges on June 15, 2017.

Here's how you can prepare now that the European Council has approved new data privacy rules

U.S. firms could confront stricter, unified data privacy regulations in Europe in the coming years, while European firms currently have to navigate through the maze of often conflicting U.S. regulations. One thing is for sure, data privacy will be an ongoing issue in U.S.-European commercial relations.

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.

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.

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.

Report: Google faces EU probe over Android licensing

Google is in the crosshairs of European regulators alleging that the company built up its market-leading Android mobile operating system by means of cut-rate licensing and exclusivity agreements.