Food manufacturers are deceiving the public by mislabelling their products as “artisanal” or homemade and implying they are full of healthy whole grai(...)

Margrethe Vestager does have an official Facebook page, an online diary of her life as the EU’s competition commissioner, one of the biggest jobs in Brussels.  Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Margrethe Vestager, the world’s most powerful regulator of tech companies, does not have a personal Facebook account. She decided to stay off the site(...)

Facebook and Twitter have only agreed to provide a dedicated e-mail address that national authorities can use to notify infringements

Facebook and Twitter have been rapped over the knuckles and face possible sanctions for failing to fully comply with changes sought by the European Co(...)

The European spring summit in Brussels which will focus on election of the European Council President and on Brexit during the two-day summit. Photograph: Oliver Hoslet/EPA

Consumers across Europe could see their rights significantly diminished as a result of Brexit, a pan-European consumer organisation has warned. The (...)

The agreement  should finally bring an end to shock bills for consumers.

The end of a torturous road leading to the abolition of roaming charges across the EU came considerably closer early on Wednesday morning when a deal (...)

The European Commission has published proposed plans that will overhaul laws on the confidentiality and security of phone, email and messaging services. Photograph: iStock

New EU regulations to help protect consumers’ privacy should put strict limits on tracking and oblige providers to put strong privacy settings in plac(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his “state of the union address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg”: The commission also proposed reining in internet giants such as Google, Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft’s Skype by extending telecoms security rules to web-based apps. Photograph:  Jean Francois Badias/AP

Irish telcos remained tight-lipped yesterday on new EU plans for free mobile roaming and wireless internet in cities across the bloc. European Commis(...)

Ecommerce and geo-blocking: some 59 per cent of providers said they were contractually required by rights holders to geo-block material – films, sport and TV series featuring highly.  Photograph: iStock

There is nothing more effective than a hidden camera to register incredulity. In the parlance of today’s typical consumer, “geoblocking” probably do(...)

Implementing the biggest shake-up to Europe’s fragmented data protection laws in two decades may fail to provide companies with the consistency and simplicity that had been promised across the 28-nation bloc. (Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

Implementing the biggest shake-up to Europe’s fragmented data protection laws in two decades may fail to provide companies with the consistency and s(...)

The European Parliament has approved plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient in processed foods.  File photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

The European Parliament has given its backing to plans that would force food producers to identify the country of origin of meat used as an ingredient(...)

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