Platform News: Facebook

Ireland raises privacy question over Facebook smart glasses

Ireland’s data privacy regulator on Friday said it had asked Facebook to demonstrate that an LED indicator light on the social media giant’s newly launched smart glasse...


Italy data authority asks Facebook for clarifications on smart glasses

Italy’s data protection authority has said it has asked Facebook to provide clarifications over the social media giant’s newly launched smart glasses to assess whether ...

EU: The European Union

Commission starts legal action against 23 EU countries over copyright rules

France, Spain, Italy and 20 other EU countries may be taken to court for their tardiness in enacting landmark EU copyright rules into national law, the European Commission has said...

Platform News: Binance

Crackdown: Crypto exchange Binance unauthorised, says Italian regulator

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is not authorised to carry out activities in Italy, the country’s market watchdog has said, joining a string of global regulatory moves ...

Video streaming: Perform and DAZN

Italian watchdog kicks off probe into TIM sports streaming deal

Italy’s antitrust regulator has said it had opened an inquiry into a deal between sports streaming app DAZN and Telecom Italia on Serie A matches to assess whether it would d...

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: TikTok office building in the US

Italy’s regulator asks TikTok for further action on users aged under 13

Italy’s data protection regulator has said it had asked the viral video-sharing app TikTok to strengthen measures to prevent young users from accessing the platform after the...

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

USTR slams India, Italy, Turkey on digital taxes but holds off on tariffs

Digital services taxation adopted by India, Italy and Turkey discriminate against US businesses and therefore are inconsistent with international tax rules, the US Trade Representa...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Italian watchdog investigates Google over alleged advertising market abuse

Italy’s antitrust authority is exploring Google for alleged abuse of its dominant position in the Italian online display advertising market, it has said.


G7 vows to fight ransomware attacks; say stablecoin needs regulation

Fiscal leaders of this world’s seven biggest economies on Tuesday pledged to fight rising ransomware strikes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, also said no stablecoin surgery shoul...

Platform Industry: Huawei, 5G infrastructure and the EU

Huawei Technologies ready to reveal its inner workings

Huawei Technologies is prepared to be thoroughly analysed to demonstrate that its technology doesn’t pose any threat to the states that includes its gear in the invention of ...


EU nations call for cryptocurrency curbs to protect consumers

Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands called on the European Commission to draw up regulation for asset-backed cryptocurrencies to protect consumers and maintain state ...


TIM Chief Executive says not a problem to develop 5G without Huawei

The head of Telecom Italia has said Italy’s former telecoms monopoly would have no trouble growing 5G infrastructure should the government to prohibit Chinese provider Huawei...

European Union

COVID-19 accelerates European utilities’ digital drive

When the coronavirus pandemic plunged Italy to lockdown, it was decision time at Verampio power station. The control room, which runs a number of hydroelectric plants across the Pi...

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