France

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

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

5 months 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

5 months 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…

5 months 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

6 months 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

7 months 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…

7 months 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…

7 months 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

8 months 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…

8 months 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…

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

12 months 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

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

OECD Tells UK To ‘Hold Fire’ On Digital Tax

British plans to introduce a digital or tech tax in April should be delayed until a global consensus is reached,…

1 year ago

France, US To Attempt Digital Tax Agreement In Two Weeks

Both countries have set the target of two weeks to reach agreement over France's implementation of a digital or tech…

1 year ago

France Fines Google 150m Euros For Anti-Competitive Behaviour

Anti-competitive behaviour and advertising rule breaches. France hits Google with hefty 150m euros penalty over its online advertising domination

1 year ago

US Readies Response To French Tech Tax

US trade officials will on Monday reveal their proposed response to France's imposing a tax on mostly US tech firms…

1 year ago

France Delays 5G Auction Until The Spring

Delayed spectrum auction means France will be late arrival at the 5G party, behind other European nations

1 year ago

France, Germany Want European Alternative To US Cloud Giants

European powerhouses urge local cloud alternative to the likes of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud

2 years ago

Tech Giants To Pay More Taxes Under OECD Proposals

Revolution in corporate taxation under draft proposals from OECD will see US tech giants pay more tax

2 years ago

Google To Pay France $1 Billion To Settle Tax Dispute

Alleged fiscal fraud settlement sees Google pay France 500m euro penalty and 465m euro in tax

2 years ago

US Tech Giants Testify Against French Digital Tax

Tax approved in July would disproportionately target US tech firms and would create a burden for consumers and enterprises, opponents…

2 years ago

France To Approve First Cryptocurrency Firms Under New Rules

France is looking to attract initial coin offerings and other cryptocurrency-related organisations amidst controversy over Facebook's Libra

2 years ago

President Trump Orders French Digital Tax Investigation

French plan to impose 3 percent tax on French revenue of large tech firms prompts US investigation

2 years ago

France Plans 5G Launch For Next Year In Spite Of Trade Turmoil

The country says it is not planning to ban Huawei or any other company, but will make decisions based on…

2 years ago