European Union

Platform News: Search engine Google

Google launches fresh appeal to overturn $2.8 billion fine at top EU court

Google is filing an appeal at the European Union’s top court against an earlier decision to uphold a $2.8 billion antitrust fine, a spokesperson for the Alphabet unit said la...

Deliveroo

Uber and Deliveroo could be hit by draft EU rules for gig workers

Uber, Deliveroo and other online platform companies may have to reclassify some of their workers as employees under draft EU rules meant to boost their social rights, according to ...

Platform News: European Union flags

Europe’s planned rival to Visa and Mastercard appeals for public funding

A planned pan-European payments network backed by 22 banks to compete with US duo Mastercard and Visa has appealed for public money, saying its private backers were not prepared to...

European Commission

EU Commission to be sole enforcer of tech rules, EU countries agree

Representatives from EU countries have agreed that the European Commission will be the sole enforcer of new tech rules, with a limited role for national antitrust watchdogs instead...

Platform News: European Union flags

Lobbying: Google, Facebook, Microsoft top EU spending

Google, Facebook and Microsoft are the three biggest lobbying spenders in Europe in a battle against tough new laws aimed at curbing US tech giants’ powers, a study released ...

UK Diplomacy

UK and Singapore launch talks on digital trade agreement

This coming week, the United Kingdom and Singapore are due to start negotiations on a new digital trade agreement that could remove barriers, part of London’s push to become ...

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.

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 Union and Apple

Source: European Union to hit Apple with antitrust charge this week

European Union antitrust regulators are set to charge iPhone maker Apple this week with blocking rivals on its App Store following a complaint by music streaming service Spotify, a...

European Union

European Union: Germany is main target of Russian disinformation

Germany is the top target of Russian disinformation campaigns in the EU, a report said, as ties between Moscow and the West hit new lows over the poisoning and jailing of Kremlin c...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter removes accounts it says are linked to Russia, Armenia and Iran

Twitter has stated that it has taken down some 373 accounts which it said had ties to Armenia, Russia and Iranian governments and had breached its platform manipulation policies.

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

EU moves to rein in tech giants with threat of fines and break-up

US tech businesses including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google face penalties of up to 10% of the annual turnover and might even be forced to divide beneath draft European Union ...

Platform Industry: Facebook Twitter

Facebook and Twitter face UK fines if fail on harmful content

Facebook, Twitter and TikTok face fines of around 10% of earnings if they fail to remove and limit the spread of illegal material under legislation proposed by the UK on Tuesday.

European Union

Big tech platforms face 6% fines if they breach new EU content rules

Significant platform businesses like Google and Facebook will face fines of up to 6% of turnover if they don’t do more to tackle illegal material and reveal more about advert...

Platform News: Google search engine team

Google, adtech firms hit with fresh EU privacy complaints

Google and other digital advertising businesses were struck with fresh privacy complaints to national watchdogs in six EU nations on Thursday on how that they sell advertisements t...