France

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

France will force web giants to delete some content within the hour

Social networks and content providers will have to remove paedophile and terrorism-related content from their platforms within the hour or face a fine of up to 4% of their global r...

Amazon

France rejects Amazon’s request for unemployment schemes at its warehouse sites

The French government has rejected a request by Amazon.com Inc to tap a state partial unemployment scheme for employees at its six warehouses located across the country, a spokeswo...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon’s foreign websites named in US piracy and counterfeiting report

Several of Amazon’s foreign websites have been added to the US trade regulator’s “Notorious Markets” report on marketplaces known for counterfeiting and pir...

France PM

French contact-tracing app not ready yet, raises liberty issues – PM

Lawmakers in France will be allowed to debate and vote on the government’s contact-tracing app once the government is confident it can prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus...

Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

French court backs workers in Amazon row over virus measures

A French court has rejected Amazon’s appeal against a ruling that restricts what it can deliver during the coronavirus crisis, handing a victory to unions that had criticised...

Platform News: Amazon packages

In Versailles, the king of e-commerce Amazon fights unions backlash

Amazon has made its case in a French court of appeal to keep deliveries on track in the country, rejecting unions’ allegations that it was not doing its best to protect emplo...

Amazon

No end in sight yet for Amazon warehouse shutdown in France

Amazon has no clarity yet on when its warehouses in France might reopen, the head of its French business has said, after the e-commerce giant clashed with unions over the measures ...

Libra

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency gets revamp in response to backlash

Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency Libra will be linked to individual national currencies and overseen by global watchdogs in a scaled-back revamp it hopes will win regulatory...

Platform News: Amazon Coronavirus response

Amazon to close its warehouses in France until next week after court order

Amazon will close all its warehouses in France until at least early next week after a court ordered the e-commerce giant to limit deliveries to essential goods such as food and med...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon ordered to limit French trade to essential goods

Amazon will have to limit its deliveries in France to essential goods like food and medical supplies while it carries out a more thorough assessment of the risk of coronavirus cont...

Platform News: Google search engine team

French competition authority rules Google must pay news firms for content

France’s competition authority has just ruled that Google must pay France-based publishing companies and news agencies for re-using their content. 

Supermarket

France’s Carrefour teams up with Uber Eats for lockdown deliveries

The French supermarket retailer Carrefour and Uber Eats have announced a new delivery service, aimed at helping Parisians buy essential goods and food during the nationwide lockdow...

Drone

On French Riviera, overhead police drone gives coronavirus orders

The rare person venturing onto deserted beaches below the palm-fringed Promenade des Anglais along the Nice seafront will hear a coronavirus health warning from above, blared from ...

Platform News: Amazon building

France says pressure on Amazon workers is ‘unacceptable’ amid lockdown

Amazon workers in France are coming under unacceptable pressure, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday, after staff complained they faced not getting paid if they stoppe...