EU studying France's expulsion of Roma

BRUSSELS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A European Union commissioner says she will challenge France if there is "solid proof" that it violated EU law by deporting gypsies to Romania and Bulgaria.

EU curbs Spain on Internet piracy laws

BRUSSELS, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The European Union warned Spain it may not cut off Internet access to suspected content pirates without EU-determined due process of law.

EU minister calls for Internet privacy

BRUSSELS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- An explosion of online technologies contains real threats to privacy rights, the European Commission's Internet chief has warned.

EU calls for int'l governance of Internet

BRUSSELS, May 5 (UPI) -- An EU official says she wants a new international body for governing the address system of the Internet.

Commission finds ring tone sales unfair

BRUSSELS, July 13 (UPI) -- Most Web sites that offer downloadable ring tones are using confusing jargon to lure children and teenagers into costly sales, a European commission says.

Europe demands wireless rate reductions

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The European commissioner for the Information Society and Media called on mobile operators Monday to reduce text messaging rates or face regulatory changes.

EU ministers OK changes to broadcast rules

BRUSSELS, May 25 (UPI) -- European Union ministers approved changes to Europe's broadcasting laws, giving greater leeway to ad breaks and product placement.

EU panel OKs cell-phone roaming cap

BRUSSELS, April 12 (UPI) -- A key European Parliament committee voted overwhelmingly Thursday to slash cell phone roaming charges in Europe, all but guaranteeing the fees will drop.

Germany says cap cell-phone roaming rates

BERLIN, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Germany is proposing European Union countries limit cell-phone roaming fees customers pay, a move the industry opposes as unnecessary. The proposal by Germany, the largest EU country and its current president, could speed adoption of roaming regulations p

European Commission study on wireless phones and kids

BRUSSELS, July 26 (UPI) -- The European Commission is launching a major inquiry into the social and safety aspects of cell-phone usage by kids.

Greece expanding information society

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- Greece is known for many things -- its sun-kissed islands, lively Athens, and as the birthplace of democracy -- but its latest reputation may become its quick c
T.K. MALOY, UPI Technology Editor

EU aims to liberalize telecom industry

BRUSSELS, June 28 (UPI) -- The European Union plans to remove national barriers to the bloc's telecom industry to boost competition.

EC urges Deutsche Telekom rate controls

BRUSSELS, June 15 (UPI) -- The European Commission Thursday urged German telecom regulators to set price controls on Germany's dominant telco, Deutsche Telekom.

EC endorses higher Italy telecom rates

ROME, May 30 (UPI) -- The European Commission has endorsed temporary higher call-termination rates for new entrants into Italy's telecom market.

EU to challenge new German telecom law

BERLIN, May 18 (UPI) -- The European Union has raised objections to a change in German telecom law that would give Deutsche Telekom a monopoly on broadband connections.
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Viviane Reding (born 27 April 1951 in Esch-sur-Alzette) is a Luxembourg politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. Before starting a professional career as a journalist for the leading newspaper in Luxembourg, the Luxemburger Wort, she obtained a doctorate in human sciences at the Sorbonne. From 1986 to 1998, she was President of the Luxembourg Union of Journalists. On November 27, 2009, she was upgraded in the "Barroso II Commission" to Vice-President responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, and is affiliated with the European People's Party (EPP).

She is divorced and has three children.

She started her political career in 1979, as a Member of the Luxembourg Parliament and held the following positions:

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