EU

Italy ‘Negotiating With Intel’ Over 4bn Euro Chip Plant

Italy reportedly preparing offer to Intel over plans for 4bn advanced microprocessor packaging plant, part of plans for 80bn euro…

1 month ago

PayPal Raises Business Fees Between UK And Europe

Fees for business payments between companies in UK and European Economic Area to rise to 1.2 percent as interchange costs…

3 months ago

WhatsApp Slapped With $267m GDPR Fine For Sharing Data

Ouch. Irish Data Protection Commission hits WhatsApp with an increased fine of 225m euros, due to its handling and processing…

3 months ago

EU Set To Launch Formal Probe Of Nvidia’s ARM Takeover

European Commission set to launch full-scale probe of Nvidia's proposed acquisition of ARM following formal notification in early September

3 months ago

EU Fines Amazon Record £637m Over Alleged Data Violation

European Union imposes record fine on Amazon over alleged violations of GDPR privacy law relating to advertising data, as company…

4 months ago

Google ‘Faces Formal EU Probe’ Into Advertising Business

European Union antitrust regulator reportedly preparing formal investigation into Google's online advertising business by end of year

5 months ago

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…

7 months 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…

7 months 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

11 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'…

12 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

12 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

1 year 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,…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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

2 years ago