EU

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...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU court backs national data watchdog powers in blow to big tech

Europe’s top court has endorsed the power of national data watchdogs to pursue big tech firms even if they are not their lead regulators, in a setback for Silicon Valley comp...

Platform News: Search engine Google

Google loosens its search engine grip on Android devices in Europe

Google has bowed to pressure from rivals and will let them compete for free to be the default search engines on Android devices in Europe, widening a pledge to EU antitrust regulat...

Facial Recognition

Investors call for ethical approach to facial recognition technology

A group of 50 investors managing more than $4.5 trillion in assets is calling on companies involved in the development and use of facial recognition technology, such as Amazon and ...

Platform News: Apple retail store

European consumer group joins EU antitrust case against Apple

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) lobby group backed the European Union’s antitrust case against Apple which alleges it distorts competition in the music streaming ma...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

EU tech rules should only target dominant companies, EU lawmaker says

Draft rules aimed at reining in the power of Facebook, Google, Amazon.com and Apple should only target these US tech giants, a leading EU lawmaker said, signalling a tougher stand ...