Tag: EU

Thanks To GDPR, EU Version Of Websites Are Faster

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

Uber Classified As Transport Service In Europe: Why Is This Bad For The Company?

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

New UK, EU Laws Crack Down On Smoking And Vaping

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

EU Watchdogs Still Concerned For Windows 10 User Privacy After Changes By Microsoft In Creators Update

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

EU Urges Facebook, Google And Other Tech Companies To Act Promptly Against Online Hate Speech

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

Google Fires Back At EU In Antitrust Case: Improving Quality Is Not Anti-Competitive, On The Contrary

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

Google Faces Hefty Fine In EU For Violating Antitrust Regulations To Push Android Over Rivals

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

EU Hits Google With Third Round Of Antitrust Charges

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

Google Could Face Yet Another Antitrust Complaint In EU Over AdWords

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

Brexit Vote Rocks Global Financial Market: What's Next?

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

EU Court Advisor Against Playboy In Landmark Case: Hyperlinking Is Not Copyright Infringement

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 More Facing EU Tax Probe

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

EU Files Antitrust Charge Against Qualcomm, Accuses Company Of Unfairly Forcing Out Competition

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

Pirate Bay Scores Major Win In Sweden As Court Declares ISPs Cannot Be Forced To Block Torrent Sites

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

EU Plans Bitcoin Regulations To Counteract Terrorist Funding

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

Top EU Court Invalidates 15-Year-Old Data Transfer Pact, Says US Privacy Measures Not Enough Against NSA Snoops

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

6 US Film Studios Facing EU Antitrust Charges

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

EU Antitrust Probe Threatens To Hit Google With Heavy Fines

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 Mobile Files Antitrust Complaint Against Google In Europe

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 Only Approves Less Than Half Of All 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests From Europe

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

European Commission Approves Novartis Lung Cancer Drug Zykadia

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

Google Gets Ready To Overcome Its Biggest Antitrust Hurdle In EU

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

EU To Make Decision Regarding Google Case Very Soon

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

EU Gets Ready To Turn On Heat On Google And Other Tech Giants

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

Europe Promises To Cut Emissions by 40% Within 15 years

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 Drug Signifor by Novartis Receives EU Approval

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

EU Climate Summit: Compromises and progress

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 take advantage of Windows flaw to spy on NATO, Ukraine and foreign governments

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

EU signs off on Facebook's biggest acquisition ever

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

EU gives Google a lesson and it's got nothing to do with search

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

EU probes Facebook-WhatsApp deal, seeks feedback from rivals

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

NY judge shoots down EU privacy law: Microsoft must hand over overseas emails to Feds

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

Implementation of right to be forgotten becoming nightmare for Google

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

EU urges Google, Apple to fix in-app purchase system

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

Games with in-app purchase will no longer be called 'Free' in Google Play Store

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

EU to Apple: You can do better to stop unauthorized app activity

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's scrubbing search results per Europe court directive

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

Facebook data privacy issue falls under EU court scrutiny

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

ESA launches Sentinel spacecraft from French Guinea

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

Climate change watcher: ESA prepares to launch Sentinel-1A satellite

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

Where there's smoke, there's ire: EU ministers approve tough anti-smoking legislation

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 blocking life saving cancer drug trials on children could be killing them

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

Google blinks, ends EU antitrust spat

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

European cars may soon come with kill switch controlled by the police

EU is planning to equip cars with kill switch - devices that can enable police to stop them remotely.

FUTURE TECH February 4, 2014

Google inching closer to settling EU antitrust dispute

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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