EU versions of websites now run a lot faster after the GDPR was officially launched last month. Users can take advantage of its benefits with a couple of steps.
Internet June 6, 2018
The Court of Justice of the European Union just issued its final verdict in a multi-year case, classifying Uber as a transport service. This means that Uber has to comply with tighter transport regulations in the EU Member States.
Business Tech December 20, 2017
UK’s additional restriction to tobacco products comes into force on May 21. Here’s what you have to know about the stricter measures that will be implemented.
Public Health May 21, 2017
Despite the changes that Microsoft will implement in the upcoming Creators Update, authorities in the European Union are still concerned for the data privacy of Windows 10 users. Apparently, the additional measures are not enough.
Microsoft February 21, 2017
The European Union wants tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to deal with hate speech swiftly. The EU may have to enact laws forcing these companies to be fast while dealing with hateful content.
Internet December 5, 2016
The EU has been going after Google over antitrust matters for a while now, and the company keeps fighting back. In its latest response, Google again argues that its services are improving quality, not being anti-competitive.
Google November 3, 2016
EU antitrust regulators have warned Google on several occasions to play nice with rivals, apparently to no avail. Google is now facing a hefty fine if it doesn't stop paying phone makers to preload Google Search exclusively on their devices.
Google October 2, 2016
The European Commission has slapped Google with yet another formal legal complaint over antitrust concerns. If found guilty, the internet company could be fined up to 10 percent its global turnover.
Business Tech July 14, 2016
The European Union is reportedly looking to file the third antitrust complaint against Google over AdWords. Reportedly, EU officials have asked the critics of the tech company to give their permission to share the evidence with Google.
Google June 29, 2016
In the Brexit referendum held this Thursday, Britain’s public vote officially expressed the wishes of the population to leave the European Union. A series of unprecedented events are expected to occur in the following days.
Business Tech June 25, 2016
A European Court advisor ruled in favor of a Dutch magazine that linked copyrighted content from Playboy without the author’s permission. The precedent could set new ground for copyright infringement laws applied in the European Union.
Legal April 8, 2016
Apple, Google, Ikea and other companies are facing a probe by European regulators on whether they are receiving favorable tax deals in their European operations. All companies have previously said they recognize and comply with the tax rules in Europe.
Legal March 17, 2016
Qualcomm, one of the world's largest makers of smartphone and tablet chips, has been hit with two antitrust charges by EU authorities.
Legal December 8, 2015
After a month of deliberating, a Swedish Court ruled ISPs cannot be forced to block consumer access to BitTorrent portal The Pirate Bay and video streaming website Swefilmer. The ISP cannot be held liable for the copyright infrigement offenses of its subscribers, according to the court.
Internet November 30, 2015
After the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks which left 129 dead in Paris, the EU has made a call for proposals that will curb terrorist funding through nontraditional monetary systems - including bitcoin.
Society November 20, 2015
The EU’s Court of Justice announced a landmark ruling that nullifies that 15-year-old Safe Harbour pact, which allows tech companies such as Facebook and Google to transfer European customer data to U.S. servers.
Legal October 7, 2015
The European Commission takes antitrust issues seriously, putting 6 U.S. film studios and Sky UK under investigation for possibly breaking competition rules and giving consumers the short end of the stick.
July 24, 2015
Antitrust authorities in the EU threaten to impose fines on Google's operations in the region if it does not start giving rivals more prominence in its search results.
Legal June 22, 2015
Disconnect has filed an antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission for banning Disconnect Mobile from the Google Play Store. Google had prohibited the app for violations of its developer distribution agreement.
Legal June 3, 2015
Google, having been ordered by the EU to decide what should and shouldn’t be available on its search engine, rejects majority of all right to be forgotten requests.
Legal May 14, 2015
Swiss drug manufacturer Novartis announced that the European Commission has approved Zykadia (ceritinib), a drug used to treat patients suffering from an advanced form of non-small cell lung cancer.
Life May 8, 2015
Not only is the European Commission suspect of Google's search engine busines strategy, but it's looking into the Android mobile OS business. Google, for its part, is claiming there's nothing illegal going on.
Legal April 17, 2015
The EU is expected to make a decision very soon regarding Google's antitrust case. If found guilty, the company can be fined up to €6 billion or $6.32 billion.
Legal April 14, 2015
Doing business abroad, especially in the European markets, won't be easy as regulators are more than a bit concerned about how some U.S. tech companies handle privacy issues and security in regard to online user data. The EU is looking hard at Google, Apple and Facebook and whether they've broken any antitrust laws.
Business April 3, 2015
EU member-nations have agreed on a target, formally sending in their pledge ahead of climate talks in Paris and urging others to do the same.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2015
Acromegaly complications worsen over time leading to death. The approval of the Novartis drug Signifor should help lessen mortality rates in the EU, with the rest of the world following suit eventually.
Life November 25, 2014
A climate summit in Europe could lay the groundwork for future negotiations, including a major conference scheduled for Paris in 2015.
Earth/Environment October 23, 2014
Russian hackers have allegedly taken advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in Windows to gather intelligence data. Dubbed "Sandworm," the campaign spied on NATO, Ukraine and foreign governments.
Society October 15, 2014
The EU approves Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. While some third parties suggested Facebook and WhatsApp where direct competitors, the European Commission said its months-long investigation found no evidence to support that notion.
Legal October 3, 2014
WP29 gives Google a final draft of recommendations to ensure the company's privacy policies comply with EU laws. We're open to feedback, says Google spokesperson.
Internet September 26, 2014
Antitrust concerns over the Facebook-WhatsApp have prompted EU regulators to take a closer look at the acquisition. Competitors have been asked for their two cents on the issue.
Apps/Software September 2, 2014
A U.S. judge has ordered that Microsoft turn over emails that are stored in an Irish data center, despite this being a breach of European law.
Business August 5, 2014
Google is having trouble in Europe as courts implement right to be forgotten, turns to external council for help. Regulators to create guidelines for rejected requests.
Internet July 27, 2014
The European Commission has ordered Google and Apple to institute changes to prevent children from running up huge bills while playing games on phones and tablets.
Apps/Software July 24, 2014
Google has made the move to come in line with European Union requests on free games. This means that all games labeled as free on the Google Play store are in fact entirely free of charge.
Video Games July 22, 2014
The European Commission has called on Apple to better mark in-app purchase requirements. The move should help better manage how Europeans see 'free' games.
Apps/Software July 18, 2014
Google is beginning to remove personal data on request from users in Europe. It is part of a court ruling that gives citizens the right to be forgotten.
Internet June 26, 2014
Ireland's High Court declined to investigate allegations stating Facebook granted the NSA access to data on European users. The judge will confer with the European Court of Justice on how to move forward with the matter.
Legal June 18, 2014
The Sentinel-1A satellite lifted off of French Guinea as part of the Copernicus Program. So, what is it doing up there and what's so special about the observatory?
Space April 7, 2014
The EU will soon start its largest civil Earth-observation program in history. The ESA will begin the program with the launch of the Sentinel-1A that will serve as its eye on climate change
Space April 3, 2014
The European Union has approved tougher anti-smoking legislation, with all 28 nations tightening laws from 2016 onwards. This includes the ban of flavored products, stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes, and larger photographic health warnings.
Life February 26, 2014
EU rules give pharmaceutical companies the option not to test new cancer medicines in pediatric trials if the drug is for treatment of cancers that seldom inflict children. Health experts, however, said changing the current EU rules could save or extend many young cancer patients' lives.
Life February 11, 2014
Despite Google's best efforts, the search engine giant's rivals are not happy with the EU's decision to settle the antitrust spat with the company.
Internet February 5, 2014
EU is planning to equip cars with kill switch - devices that can enable police to stop them remotely.
FUTURE TECH February 4, 2014
Google could escape a potential $5 billion fine if it makes more compromise on the antitrust issues that concern EU.
Legal January 30, 2014
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