EU

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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

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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years ago

Proposed EU Digital Tax Plans Face Defeat This Week

Ireland and Scandinavian countries oppose plans for an interim tax on the biggest digital companies, while troubles also beset a…

3 years ago

France, Germany Pull Back On Plans For Tax On US Digital Giants

Under a new compromise, the EU now aims to implement its 3 percent tax on large digital companies' revenues by…

3 years ago

France’s Le Maire: European Tax On Tech Giants Is Question Of ‘Sovereignty’

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire argues the only thing holding the tax on Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and the…

3 years ago

EU Set To Approve Microsoft’s $7.5bn GitHub Buy Without Conditions

Microsoft is reportedly set to get a no-strings-attached green light for the surprise deal, which sees Redmond acquiring the internet's…

3 years ago

European Parliament Votes To Suspend Privacy Shield

The data-sharing agreement could be put on hold from 1 September if the Trump administration continues to delay compliance

3 years ago

Qualcomm Faces Additional EU Pricing Violation Charge

European antitrust regulators add a fresh violation in its case against Qualcomm over 'predatory pricing'

4 years ago

EU Fines Google Record 4.3 Billion Euros Over Android

The fine is the largest ever antitrust fine worldwide, dwarfing the EU's own 2.4bn-euro penalty last year over Google's shopping…

4 years ago

Google Faces Record EU Antitrust Fine Over Android Next Week

The European Commission is expected to hand down a multibillion-euro fine on Wednesday, a week later than planned

4 years ago

European Chip Makers Call For State Support

An industry study identifies AI and European semiconductor self-reliance as key priorities in uncertain times

4 years ago

Zuckerberg Says Yes To EU Parliament Appearance, But No To UK

The Facebook chief executive says he will appear before the European Parliament, but won't come to the UK

4 years ago