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EU lawmakers approve leeway for browsers to reject web-security certificates

Web browsers such as Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari could lawfully reject EU-approved web-security certificates under a draft amendment approved today by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

The amendment alters a European Commission proposal to require browsers to accept website certificates that meet EU standards, as part of a revision to

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Nicholas Wallace


Nicholas Wallace has covered data privacy and security for MLex in Brussels since November 2021. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a freelance reporter for Science Magazine, Science|Business, and International News Services, an agency serving trade publications worldwide. He holds a masters degree in public policy, jointly awarded by the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelors degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University.

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