EU

Intel Seeking ‘£7bn In Public Subsidies’ For EU Chip Fab

Intel chief executive Pat Gelsinger reportedly says company is seeking about £7bn in public subsidies for European chip fab as…

2 weeks ago

EU Charges Apple Over App Store ‘Monopoly’

European Commission says Apple breaches EU competition law by levelling 'high' fees on music streaming services while promoting its own…

2 weeks ago

UK Holders Of .EU Domains Get Three-Month Reprieve

Holders of .eu domains based in the UK now have an extra three months to reinstate their domain before it…

3 months ago

Google To Pay £55m To French Publishers Under Copyright Deal

New copyright law spurs three-year Google deal with French national and local news publishers over online content reuse, but some…

3 months ago

EU Pressures Tech Giants’ CEOs Over Hearings

European Parliament invites chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to appear before virtual session as major regulatory overhaul…

4 months ago

UK Drone Regulation Update ‘Clarifies Rules’

UK brings in new drone rules to harmonise regulatory environment across Europe, with light-weight devices now permitted to fly around…

4 months ago

EU To Impose Major Fines In Tech Regulation Overhaul

Digital Services Act to be unveiled by European Commission this week imposes fines of up to 6 percent of companies'…

5 months ago

EU To Propose ‘Two-Tier’ Rules For Tech Giants

European Union proposals outline 'asymmetric' approach to regulating largest tech companies, as UK shapes up plans for 'tailored' digital rules

5 months ago

Google Apologises Over Leaked EU Strategy Document

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai apologises to EU commissioner Thierry Breton over leaked document recommending 'pushback' over new competition rules

6 months ago

New EU Rules ‘Would Open Tech Giants’ Algorithms To Scrutiny’

Proposed Digital Services Act would force tech giants to explain their ad targeting algorithms and open ad archives to researchers,…

6 months ago

Google Makes More Concessions On Fitbit Deal

Additional concessions by Google over £1.6bn Fitbit acquisition likely to win over EU competition regulators, as proposed deal nears one-year…

7 months ago

EU Plans To Bring In Crypto-Asset Rules By 2024

Proposed EU rules to be published this month aim to bring crypto-assets into line with existing regulatory framework, but risk…

8 months ago

Facebook Launches Legal Action Against Irish Regulator Over Data Order

Facebook begins legal action against Irish Data Protection Commission over preliminary order barring it from sending EU personal data to…

8 months ago

EU Tells Facebook, Twitter, Google To Clamp Down On Fake News

Tech companies must do more to clamp down on fake news, amid a surge of disinformation during the global Coronavirus…

8 months ago

EU’s First Cyber-Warfare Sanctions Target Russia, China, North Korea

EU imposes asset freeze and travel ban on individuals and organisations from three countries over destructive cyber-attacks carried out in…

9 months ago

EU Urges US To Resume OECD Digital Tax Talks

EU says it still would still prefer to achieve digital tax compromise through OECD, but will push through new measures…

10 months ago

EU Signals Broader Probe Into Google’s Fitbit Buy

European Commission sounds out Google and Fitbit competitors about competitiona and privacy concerns as regulators increase pressure on big tech…

10 months ago

EU Rule Change Allows Start-Ups To Access State Aid

European Commission plans to change state aid restrictions that had prevented tech start-ups from participating in government Covid-19 liquidity programmes

11 months ago

Tile Accuses Apple Of Anti-Competitive Practices

Tile files complaint with European Commission ahead of expected launch of Apple locator device that competes more directly with Tile

12 months ago

Coronavirus Tracing Apps Must Not Be Used For Surveillance, Says EU

EU officials warn member states that Covid-19 tracing apps must not be used for 'mass surveillance' and need to be…

12 months ago

GDPR ‘At Risk Of Failing’ Due To Lack Of Resources

Software maker argues GDPR left toothless due to lack of budget ad technical staff at European member states' data protection…

1 year ago

EU Looks To Take Lead On Industrial Data

Data and AI strategy set for launch this week advances bloc's efforts to build industrial data powerhouse while fending off…

1 year ago

Qualcomm Confirms EU Antitrust Probe Of 5G Chips

Not again. Qualcomm admits it is facing an EU antitrust investigation over sales of its 5G modem chips, as it…

1 year ago

MEPs Back Single Charger For Smartphones

Resolution calls for introduction of single charging method, in spite of Apple's warning that new regulations would stifle innovation

1 year ago

UK ‘Will Not Implement EU Copyright Directive’

Controversial provisions that Google argued would ban memes and GIFs will not be brought into UK law, as country departs…

1 year ago

Airbnb Wins Top EU Court Ruling Over Regulatory Status

European Court of Justice decides Airbnb is an 'information society service' and not a real estate agent, defeating challenge by…

1 year ago

EU Queries News Publishers On Google Data Practices

European Commission asks news publishers for details on how Google collects user data from their sites as it launches online…

1 year ago

European Commission Launches New Google Data Probe

Commission taking a new look into Google's collection and use of data in wake of multiple antitrust decisions and 8…

1 year ago

EU Data Regulator Finds ‘Serious Concerns’ Over Microsoft Contracts

Microsoft's contracts with EU agencies found to have 'significant scope for improvement' where it comes to protecting citizens' data

2 years ago

Italy To Implement Digital Tax From January 2020

Country pushes ahead with 3 percent levy on internet transactions as digital tax negotiations continue on Europe-wide and global level

2 years ago