Stories by Jennifer Baker

Throwing away your old computer just got harder in Europe

New rules on disposing of your old laptop, printer or mobile phone look set to come into force in the European Union. The European Parliament on Thursday voted to pass stricter laws on how the bloc deals with electronic and electrical equipment waste.

Retaining data does not help fight crime, says group

Retaining telecommunications data is no help in fighting crime, according to a study of German police statistics, released Thursday. Indeed, it could even make matters worse, according to a civil liberties group.

EU seeks to establish guidelines for CIOs

Questionnaires will be sent out to CIOs around Europe in the coming weeks as research funded by the European Commission seeks to set out guidelines for IT best practice.