France

French Court Upholds 100m Euro Fine On Google Over Cookies

Google has been told by French court it has to pay a $112m fine, over forcing use of advertising tracking…

5 months ago

Google Faces French 150m Euro Fine For Cookie Breach

French regulator imposes 150 million euros ($169m) fine on Googe, and 60m euros fine on Meta, over complexity about refusing…

6 months ago

Google Signs Deal For News From AFP

Five year deal signed with Agence France-Presse for news content on Google, as publishing contracts continue to be signed

7 months ago

France Holds Secret Talks With Israel Over NSO Spyware

Top adviser to French President holds talks with Israeli counterpart to discuss NSO spyware allegedly targetting French government ministers

8 months ago

Facebook Agrees To Pay French Newspapers

Social network giant Facebook signs copyright deal with local publishers - this time with a group representing French national and…

8 months ago

Pegasus Spyware On Phones Of French Cabinet Ministers – Report

Traces of NSO's Pegasus spyware were allegedly found on the mobile phones of at least five current French cabinet ministers

9 months ago

Google Appeals $591m Copyright Fine From French Watchdog

'Disproportionate fine' says Google, as it files appeal against 500 million euros penalty imposed by France’s competition regulator

10 months ago

France’s Macron Changes Phone, After NSO Pegasus Report

Just in case. French President Emmanuel Macron changes both his physical phone, and his phone number, after Pegasus hack reports

11 months ago

Phone Of France’s Macron Targetted By NSO Pegasus – Report

French President Emmanuel Macron among world leaders whose phones were allegedly targetted by NSO Group's Pegasus 'spyware'

11 months ago

Google Ordered To Pay $600m By French Watchdog

Ouch. Copyright dispute over online content in France sees competition regulator impose a 500 million euro (£427m) fine on Google

12 months ago

French Telecoms Giant Altice Acquires Stake In BT

France's second largest telecoms firm Altice purchases 12 percent stake in British carrier BT, but denies takeover intentions

1 year ago

Google To Pay £189m, And Change Advertising Businesses

Landmark settlement. Google to pay 220m euros (£189m) in order to settle French antitrust charges, and agrees to make changes

1 year 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…

1 year ago

Google Fined $121 Million By French Watchdog Over Cookies

Stiff financial penalty imposed on Google by French privacy watchdog, which at the time also fined Amazon over advertising cookies

2 years ago

European Commission Approves French Fibre Acquisition

Altice/SFR gets the go-ahead to buy wholesale rival Covage, but will spin off its fibre-to-the-office operations into an independent unit

2 years ago

France Warns Big Tech To Pay Digital Tax In December

Pay up, pay up. France issues notices to big name tech firms such as Amazon and Facebook, to prepare to…

2 years ago

French Covid-19 App Crashes After Relaunch

French users of the relaunched TousAntiCovid contact tracing app report technical problems, amidst surging cases and government-imposed curfews

2 years ago

France, The Netherlands Urge EU Watchdog For Tech Giants

More oversight? Two key European countries urge the creation of a European Union watchdog to police large technology firms

2 years ago

France Urges EU Digital Tax Rollout

French finance minister says the European Union should ready its own digital tax plans in case OECD negotiations about global…

2 years ago

French Appeals Court Orders Google To Talk To Publishers

Begin talks now about reusing content. French Appeals Court tells Google it must talk to French publishers over payments to…

2 years ago

French Operator Bouygues Confirms Huawei Antenna Removal

After France recently restricted Hauwei from 5G networks in the years ahead, Bouygues confirms removal of 3,000 antennas by 2028

2 years ago

Facebook To Pay France £96 Million In Back Taxes

France continues pursuit of back taxes from big name tech firms, after Facebook agrees to hand over £96 million to…

2 years ago

France Upholds Record Google Data Protection Fine

French court upholds earlier £45m penalty on Google for failing to obtain Android users' consent to use their personal data…

2 years ago

France Hits Back At US Trade Threat Over Digital Tax

After the United States begins investigations this week into digital tax scheme of some countries, France warns of unity risk

2 years ago

Coronavirus: France Approves Contact Tracing App

French minister defends centralised approach of its Covid-19 contact-tracing app, citing the French and UK's nuclear deterrent

2 years ago

France Requires Social Media Firms To Remove Content Within One Hour

That could difficult. French parliament passes a law that requires social media companies to delete certain content within an hour

2 years ago

Coronavirus: French Court To Rule On Amazon Warehouse Appeal

Appeal by Amazon against Trade Union court action, that resulted in the e-commerce giant closing all its warehouses in France

2 years ago

Coronavirus: France Asks For Easing Of Privacy For Covid-19 Tracing API

France asks Google and Apple for their ‘private’ Coronavirus tracing API to be a little less private, with the easing…

2 years ago

Coronavirus: Amazon To Close French Warehouses After Court Ruling

French court rules Amazon must only deliver essential goods during Coronavirus pandemic. In response, Amazon says it will close its…

2 years ago

Google Told By French Regulator To Pay For Re-using News Or Content

Google has been instructed by the French competition authority to pay French publishers and news agencies for re-using content or…

2 years ago