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The EU said to hit Google with huge €3 billion fine

The European Commission currently has several anti-trust cases out against Google, one of which focuses on the company’s monopoly on Search Engines. Some companies have accused Google of favouring its own services in search results and while Google has made its defence, reports this week are saying that the EU …

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EU issues formal antitrust complaint against Android

Earlier this week we got news that the European Commission was in the final stages of its Android antitrust investigation, taking on formal complaints from companies that feel that Google has abused its market position with the Android OS. The process went quicker than expected as the commission has notified …

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Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ to all domains

Back in 2014, the EU ordered Google to implement what is now known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ allowing people to protect their privacy by having specifically about them to be hidden from EU-based Google search. Since its initial implementation, results were only hidden on Google’s EU-based domains but …

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EU demands tighter controls for U.S. data requisitions

Following its ending of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbour data exchange scheme last year, the European Union is demanding tighter controls and protections on how America requests information from EU companies. If those assurances aren’t received soon, it may start taking enforcement actions against various firms. Safe Harbour previously gave U.S. companies the …

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The EU will end data roaming charges in 2017

The European Parliament has passed a law today that will put a stop to mobile roaming data fees by June 2017. This law was passed as part of a larger legislation, which also wanted to strengthen Net Neutrality laws but unfortunately was left with some major problems that could allow …

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The Overwatch beta extends to Europe this month

Earlier this month, Blizzard officially announced that it would be launching the Overwatch beta, with a release date set for the 27th of October. At the time of the announcement, the beta was only scheduled to launch over in the US, cutting out the rest of the world. However, tomorrow’s …

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U.S. businesses complain about new EU privacy rules

EU citizens’ data cannot be so easily sent to the U.S. any more thanks to a ruling on Tuesday which saw a European court shoot down the “Safe Harbour” system, which allows companies to self-certify whether they have enough data protection measures in place when sending customer information overseas. Moving …

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Google given two more weeks for EU antitrust defence

We have been reporting on the European Commission’s grievances with Google for some time now. Earlier this year, the EU officially accused Google of abusing its online position to give its own products and services an edge over the competition. At the time, Google had ten weeks to respond with a defence, …

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EU clears Apple of anti-competitive behaviour with Apple Music

Earlier this year, ahead of Apple Music’s initial announcement, the European Commission launched an investigation in to Apple’s business practises leading up to the streaming service’s launch. At the time, the EU suspected that Apple may be resorting to anti-competitive tactics in order to get an edge over competing companies. …

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U.S. and EU near agreement on data sharing

Since the Edward Snowden revelations about the NSA, GCHQ and international data gathering and sharing came out in 2013, the world has been trying to figure out the right balance between privacy and security. To that end, the European Commission has been in talks with U.S. representatives to renegotiate “safe …

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The EU agrees to get rid of roaming charges

The European Union has finally reached an agreement that will result in the end of roaming charges for those travelling within the 28 member countries of Europe, though this new plan doesn’t start until June 2017. The new agreement was made after several months of planning, the deal also means …

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Android facing more anti-trust complaints

Google is facing more anti-trust complaints regarding Android. The European Commission is already investigating Google over its mobile operating system due to concerns that it promotes its own apps over its competitors and now, complaints have arisen suggesting that Google is abusing its dominance in the market. This particular complaint …

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Google accused of abusing online dominance by EU

The European Commission has been critical of Google and its business practices for some time now but today, it finally launched its official investigation in to the company on anti-trust grounds, accusing Google of abusing its online dominance to unfairly promote its own products and services. In a statement of …

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Trade partnership TTIP looms over general election

With the general election just over a month away, politicians and their parties have spun up the rhetoric machines and begun knocking on doors around the country, hoping to win over their constituents. But while the likes of Ed Miliband and David Cameron slug it out in the press and …

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EU antitrust regulators will investigate ecommerce industry

The European Union’s regulatory body for international competitiveness is set to perform a thorough investigation into eCommerce within the EU, amid reports that some companies and nations may be deliberately blocking online trade, in order to further their own aims. It hopes that as part of the study it will …

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Solar eclipses could soon become dangerous

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Solar eclipses are probably not something that most of us humans have been scared of in a very long time, thanks to science and reasoning, but soon there may actually be a reason to be at least a little nervous. With our increasing dependence on energy drawn from the Sun …

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Google will change its Privacy Policy for the better

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Since Google changed its privacy policy back in 2012, it has been under investigation in no less than 28 countries. It has been fined by both Spain and France for the vagueness of the policy, which does not clearly state how it will store and collect personal data. The Information Commissioner’s Office …

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EU Pirate MP releases report on copyright

One of the more exciting developments in copyright law history has been taking place over the past six months. While many governments around the world champion stricter copyright controls thanks to lobbying from select groups of media conglomerates, the European Union is considering reshaping copyright law to make it more …

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