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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…

4 days 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…

4 weeks 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 month 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

2 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

2 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…

3 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…

3 months 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…

6 months 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…

6 months 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

6 months 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…

6 months 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…

8 months 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…

8 months 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…

8 months 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

10 months 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

10 months ago

Vodafone Bug Lands Users With Huge Roaming Charges

Users outside the UK left unable to make calls or use data after 'technical error' lands them with bills into…

10 months ago

EU Antitrust Watchdog Looks To Sanction Chip Giant Broadcom

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager set to deploy rarely used powers against Broadcom as EU steps up action against US tech…

10 months ago

Apple Heads To Court Over £11bn Bill For Back Taxes

EU's General Court to hear appeal against European Commission's record 2016 fine, itself part of a broader crackdown on low…

11 months ago

EU ‘Prepared’ To Push Ahead With Digital Tax

If global plans fail to move ahead, new Commissioner for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni says he will propose EU-wide tax targeting…

11 months ago

Google To Charge Search Providers To Appear On Android ‘Choice Screen’

Android antitrust remedy comes at a cost for rival search providers, which will have to take part in an auction…

1 year ago

Google Targeted By Fresh Round Of GDPR Complaints

Google faces more data protection scrutiny in Europe following series of actions filed in the UK, Germany, France and other…

1 year ago

EU Security Official Calls For Loopholes In 5G Standards

Next-generation networks make it too difficult for security agencies to spy on targets, says EU counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove…

1 year ago

European Companies Report Increase In Forced Technology Transfers To China

An EU industry group finds that the number of firms reporting forced technology transfers has doubled over the past two…

1 year ago

EU Regulators Plan Apple Probe After Spotify Antitrust Complaint

Spotify accused Apple of misusing its dominant iPhone App Store to charge a 'tax' on rival music services

1 year ago

Controversial EU Copyright Reform Clears Final Hurdle

EU member states, including the UK, adopt sweeping copyright changes intended to adjust rules for the digital age

1 year ago

Data Protection Regulator To Probe EU Institutions’ Contracts With Microsoft

The investigation follows a Dutch report that found privacy concerns with the way Microsoft held public authorities' data in a…

1 year ago

European Parliament Backs Controversial Copyright Reform

The vote brings in sweeping reforms intended to ensure publishers and content creators are compensated for material used online, but…

1 year ago

EU To Propose Europe-Wide Plan On Huawei And 5G Security Risks

Recommendations would see member states work together on pan-EU 5G rules – while disregarding US' call for an outright ban…

1 year ago

Regulators Release Guidelines On GDPR’s Geographic Scope

European Data Protection Board seeks comments on its guidance as firms expect the GDPR's impact to make itself felt in…

2 years ago