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Europe's digital chief supports compromise on Google antitrust case

Europe's digital chief is supporting efforts to compromise with Google in an antitrust case involving alleged abuse of its dominant position in the search market.

By Jennifer Baker | 25 June, 2014 02:12

Tags: antitrust, Google, legal, internet, search engines

Google hit with new antitrust complaint in Europe, officials confirm

Google has been hit with yet another antitrust complaint in Europe, this time for alleged anticompetitive behavior in the app market, the European Union's top competition authority confirmed Tuesday.

By Jennifer Baker | 17 June, 2014 23:54

Tags: antitrust, Google, legal, internet

Intel loses appeal against €1.06 billion European antitrust fine

Intel lost its appeal against a €1.06 billion (US$1.44 billion) antitrust fine on Thursday when the General Court of the European Union upheld a 2009 ruling by the European Commission that the company had abused its dominant market position.

By Jennifer Baker | 12 June, 2014 19:18

Tags: antitrust, european commission, Advanced Micro Devices, legal, Components, intel, processors

New EU privacy laws will apply to non-European companies in the continent

EU justice ministers on Friday reached a partial agreement on planned new data privacy laws, but still disagree about how to implement them.

By Jennifer Baker | 07 June, 2014 02:11

Tags: security, regulation, government, legislation, privacy

No Europe, Google does not have to delete all your personal data

A Google representative confirmed on Thursday that the so-called European right to be forgotten will not apply to the .com domain.

By Jennifer Baker | 06 June, 2014 02:24

Tags: Google, security, regulation, government, legislation, privacy

Google has received over 41,000 requests to 'forget' personal information

Google has already received around 41,000 requests to delete links to personal information from its search results in the three weeks since a key ruling by the European Court of Justice about the so-called right to be forgotten.

By Jennifer Baker | 05 June, 2014 03:05

Tags: Costeja González, Google, Peter Hustinx, security, regulation, data protection, internet, government, privacy, search engines

EU countries likely to drag out data privacy talks this week

New rules governing who handles EU consumers’ privacy complaints will not be agreed this week despite being on the agenda for member states to discuss.

By Jennifer Baker | 04 June, 2014 01:14

Tags: security, regulation, government, privacy

One EU data protection authority to rule them all, under new proposal

A new document that sets out plans for a so-called one stop shop for policing EU data has been released.

By Jennifer Baker | 28 May, 2014 02:24

Tags: Digital Europe, regulation, government

What does the new EU Parliament mean for tech?

As the dust settles on a new European Parliament, digital rights and IT lobbyists try to work out what it will mean for the tech industry.

By Jennifer Baker | 27 May, 2014 04:43

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, government, legislation

EU competition chief stands by Google decision, despite increasing outrage

Despite competitors and politicians lining up to complain about Google, the EU’s Competition Commissioner on Tuesday defended his decision to settle an antitrust case against the search giant.

By Jennifer Baker | 20 May, 2014 22:55

Tags: antitrust, Internet-based applications and services, regulation, legal, internet, government, search engines

Google hit with new anticompetition complaint in EU

Europe’s top competition watchdog confirmed Thursday that it had received yet another formal complaint against Google.

By Jennifer Baker | 16 May, 2014 01:45

Tags: antitrust, Google, regulation, legal, internet, government, search engines

EU court ruling on Google links could encourage paywalls

An EU court ruling that Google must delete links to private data could encourage online publishers to put more information behind paywalls according to a legal expert.

By Jennifer Baker | 14 May, 2014 02:22

Tags: Google, legal, Civil lawsuits, internet, industry verticals, government, search engines

Motorola Mobility found guilty of breaching EU competition law, but escapes a fine

Google-owned Motorola Mobility has been found guilty of breaching EU competition law but escaped a fine from European Union regulators.

By Jennifer Baker | 29 April, 2014 20:54

Tags: Apple, intellectual property, Microsoft, legal, patent, Motorola Mobility

EU looks to micro-licensing for user generated content issues

European Union lawmakers believe that micro-licensing could solve all user generated content problems (UCG) according to a European Commission document leaked on Monday.

By Jennifer Baker | 29 April, 2014 04:15

Tags: european union, intellectual property, legal, Civil lawsuits, government, legislation

ICANN delays uncorking of wine-related domains

European lawmakers are concerned that cyber-squatting could undermine the entire wine industry and on Monday welcomed a decision to put the allocation of new top level domains on hold.

By Jennifer Baker | 08 April, 2014 00:54

Tags: internet, government

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