EU

Fitbit

Google’s Fitbit deal hits a European Union roadblock

Google’s bid to take on Apple and Samsung in the wearable technology market by buying Fitbit has hit a hurdle as European Union regulators launched an investigation into the ...

Amazon

Amazon preps for its launch in Sweden

Amazon.com Inc has started preparations to launch its e-commerce business in Sweden, marking its first measure to set up a local presence in a Nordic country.

State backed hackers

EU sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean, Chinese firms over alleged cyberattacks

The EU has imposed travel and financial sanctions on a section of Russia’s military intelligence service and on business entities from North Korea and China over their involv...

Facebook

Organisers of the Facebook ad boycott ask EU businesses to join campaign

Organisers of a Facebook advertising boycott stated on Thursday the effort would”not go away” until their concerns were addressed and they would request advertisers in ...

Facebook

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests

Facebook is suing European Union antitrust regulators for requesting information beyond what’s necessary, including highly personal details, because of their ongoing investig...

Slack

Microsoft may face EU antitrust probe after Slack complaint

Microsoft may find itself in European Union regulators’ cross-hairs after US workspace messaging app Slack complained about Microsoft embedding its workplace chat and video a...

Ericsson

China may retaliate against Huawei’s competitors

China is considering retaliating against manufacturers Nokia and Ericsson if the EU follows the US and UK in banning Huawei from their 5G networks, the WSJ has reported.

YouTube

YouTube not liable for user copyright breaches

YouTube and other online platforms are not liable when users illegally upload copyrighted works onto their platforms, but rightholders can ask for injunctions against the companies...

EU Antitrust

EU regulators to probe Alexa, Siri and other voice assistants

EU competition regulators are seeking info from 400 companies to establish if there are problems in the market for voice assistants such as Alexa and Siri and other internet-connec...

European Commission

Top EU court ditches transatlantic data transfer deal

Europe’s highest court has ruled that a transatlantic data transfer deal is invalid because of concerns about US surveillance in a decision that could disrupt thousands of co...

European Union

Blow for EU as Apple wins fight against $15 billion tax order

Apple has scored a major win as Europe’s second-highest court rejected an EU order for Apple to pay 13 billion euros (approximately $15 billion) in Irish back taxes, dealing ...

Fitbit

European Union regulators seek feedback on Google’s Fitbit data pledge

European Union¬† antitrust enforcers are asking interested parties whether Google’s pledge not to use fitness tracker maker Fitbit’s health data for its advertising, and...

Apple

Crunch time for Apple in its fight against $15 billion EU tax order

Apple’s clash with EU regulators comes to a head today as Europe’s second-highest court rules on whether the company has to pay approximately $15 billion in Irish back ...

Google

Google hit with 600,000 euro Belgian privacy fine

Google has received a fine from Belgium’s data protection authority of 600,000 euros for not complying with European rules on a person’s “right to be forgotten...