Legal

Platform News: Games and gaming controllers

China state media says gaming time limit loopholes should be closed

Chinese state media said loopholes allowing minors to bypass new rules aimed at curbing gaming play time to three hours per week should be removed to “prevent addiction.̶...

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: Facebook

Judge grants FTC more time to file amended complaint against Facebook

A judge in the United States has given the Federal Trade Commission until August the 19th to file an amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook Inc, an extension o...

Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

The regulatory and legal headwinds facing Robinhood

Robinhood Markets, the online brokerage at the centre of this year’s retail trading frenzy, has disclosed previously unreported regulatory risks in its long-awaited initial p...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter’s India woes worsen as police summon chief over viral video

Police in India have summoned Twitter’s top official in the country to answer allegations that the struggling US platform failed to stop the spread of a video that allegedly ...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Supreme Court brings end to Trump Twitter fight

The US Supreme Court brought an end to a legal fight over former President Trump’s effort to block critics from following his now-frozen Twitter account, deciding the dispute...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian Supreme Court says favours controls on video streaming services

India’s top court has said it favoured a screening mechanism for online video streaming services, dominated in the country by Amazon and Netflix and which currently are aired...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei CFO’s lawyer disputes what HSBC knew as extradition case resumes

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s US extradition hearing resumed in a Canadian court with defence countering prosecutors’ claims that Meng misled HSBC about the Chinese telecom...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Judge sets November deadline for Google’s initial response to US antitrust case

Google must tell a district court the way it will react to a national antitrust lawsuit by mid-November, together with the two sides making first disclosures after in the month, US...

Thailand Mobile Data

Thailand takes first legal action against Facebook and Twitter over content

Thailand has started legal action against platform giants Facebook and Twitter for ignoring orders to take down content, in its first such move against the tech giants.

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber attempts to win back London licence in latest court battle

Ride-hailing app Uber will battle in court Tuesday to win back its licence to operate in London after the city’s transportation regulator eliminated it over safety issues.

Facebook App

Facebook wins preliminary approval to settle facial recognition lawsuit

Facebook has won preliminary approval from a national court for settlement of a lawsuit that claimed it collected and stored biometric data of millions of customers without their a...

Nokia

Nokia wins second round of legal fight against Daimler

Nokia’s struggle with Daimler finished patent licensing charges obtained backing by a German court after the judge said that the carmaker hadn’t made a significant effo...

Wirecard

Prosecutors arrest three in suspected Wirecard criminal racket

Prosecutors have arrested three former executives of German FinTech Wirecard, saying it suspected them of masterminding a criminal racket to fake the company’s financial acco...

Platform News: YouTube logo

YouTube not liable for user copyright breaches

YouTube and other online platforms are not liable when users illegally upload copyrighted works onto their platforms, but rightholders can ask for injunctions against the companies...

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