EU

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Facebook’s Kustomer deal set to face EU antitrust investigation

Facebook’s acquisition of US customer service start-up Kustomer is set to trigger a full-scale EU antitrust investigation next month, three people familiar with the matter sa...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

EU court to rule on Google’s $2.8 billion EU antitrust fine on November 10

Europe’s second-top court will rule on Google’s challenge against a 2.4 billion euro (approximately $2.8 billion) EU antitrust fine on Nov. 10, the first of a trio of c...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

EU lawmaker gets backing for tougher EU tech rules

A key EU lawmaker at the European Parliament steering the debate on tough new rules aimed at Facebook, Google and other large online platforms, secured backing to beef up Europeans...

Platform News: European Union flags

After US push, EU pauses tax plan, but Ireland sticks to its guns

The European Union has agreed to delay a corporate tax plan for the bloc following pressure from the Biden-Harris administration and in a bid to facilitate a broader global tax dea...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp targeted in EU consumer complaints over privacy changes

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp on Monday faced a barrage of complaints by the European Consumer Organisation and others over a privacy policy update, which has prompted a global out...

Platform News: Binance

Binance temporarily suspends payments from EU’s SEPA network

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will temporarily suspend euro bank deposits from one of Europe’s key payments networks, it said in an email sent to users.

Gig Workers

Italian watchdog takes aim at delivery firm’s gig-worker algorithms

Italy’s data protection authority ordered the delivery firm Foodinho, owned by the Spanish start-up Glovo, to change the computer algorithms used to manage staff to avoid any...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

German privacy tsar tells ministries to shut Facebook pages

German government organisations have until the end of the year to close their Facebook pages after the data protection commissioner found the social network had failed to change it...

Platform News: LinkedIn

LinkedIn signs up to EU code against online hate speech

LinkedIn has signed up to the European Union’s voluntary code of conduct to combat illegal hate speech online, joining its parent Microsoft, Facebook and YouTube.

European Union

National antitrust watchdogs want more say in enforcing EU tech rules

German and French antitrust watchdogs and their counterparts in the other 25 EU countries argued for a bigger role in enforcing proposed tough new rules reining in Alphabet unit Go...

Platform News: Google

Google’s adtech business set to face formal EU probe by year-end

Google could face its biggest regulatory threat, with EU antitrust regulators set to open a formal investigation into its lucrative digital advertising business before the end of t...

European Commission

EU states back personal data flows with ex-member Britain

European Union member states have agreed that UK standards for the protection of personal data are sufficiently high that such information can continue to flow between the EU and i...

Platform News: Tim Cook CEO of Apple

Apple’s Tim Cook says proposed EU tech rules threaten security of iPhones

Apple boss Tim Cook has taken aim at proposed European rules aimed at curbing the power of US tech giants, saying they could pose security and privacy risks to iPhones.

EU: The European Union

Morgan Stanley: Digital euro might suck away 8% of banks’ deposits

A digital euro could suck away 8% of euro zone banks’ customer deposits, analysts at Morgan Stanley have estimated, although the share may be far higher in some of the smalle...