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 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...


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...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Crunch time for Apple in its fight against $15 billion EU tax order

Apple’s clash with EU regulators comes to a head today as Europe’s second-highest court rules on whether the company has to pay approximately $15 billion in Irish back ...

Ted Cruz, Texas

Senator Ted Cruz seeks federal Twitter probe as Trump feuds with company

US Senator Ted Cruz has urged the Treasury and Justice Departments to investigate whether Twitter, which is embroiled in a feud with the White House, is violating US law by letting...


Facebook German privacy case referred to European Court

The German Federal Court has referred a lawsuit filed by a consumer protection watchdog alleging privacy violations by Facebook to the Court of Justice of the European Union to see...

The Netherlands

Court rejects attempt to stop 5G rollout in the Netherlands

A court in the Netherlands has rejected a suit brought by a group seeking to halt the country’s 5G telecommunications network rollout over possible health concerns. 

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

French court deals blow to Uber by giving driver ’employee’ status

France’s top court has recognised the right of an Uber driver to be considered an employee, a ruling that could upend the US firm’s business model and potentially requi...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook must face data breach class action on security, but not damages: U.S. judge

Reuters – A federal judge said up to 29 million Facebook Inc users whose personal information was stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue as a group for damages, bu...