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Ireland nears Facebook decision key to EU-US data transfers

The Republic of Ireland’s data watchdog expects to consult fellow EU regulators in April on its investigation into Facebook’s data transfers, moving closer to a decisio...

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Apple complies with watchdog ruling on payment options in Netherlands

Apple has said it would allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands to offer non-Apple payment options to their users, complying with an order from the country’s marke...

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Antitrust: India orders Apple probe over alleged abuse of app market

India’s competition watchdog on Friday ordered an investigation into Apple Inc’s business practices in the country, saying it was of the initial view that the iPhone ma...

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German cybersecurity watchdog issues red alert warning on software

Germany’s federal cybersecurity watchdog, the BSI, on Saturday issued a red alert warning, its highest, on a flawed piece of widely-used software, saying it posed an “e...

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France orders websites to remove online marketplace Wish

France has ordered search engines and online platforms to strip Wish from their listings over concerns about product safety and the US e-commerce marketplace said it was taking leg...

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US consumer watchdog to review Big Tech data, promote lending competition

Chief consumer finance watchdog Rohit Chopra has told US lawmakers his agency will review Big Tech’s impact on the flow of money in the economy as leading technology firms us...

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UK watchdog demands more power over crypto promotions

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) called on Monday for powers to govern the online promotion of cryptoassets to combat a flood of “problematic content” ...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp privacy case must be decided in a month, EU watchdog says

EU privacy watchdog EDPB gave the Irish data protection agency a month to issue a long-delayed decision on compliance by Facebook’s WhatsApp after its peers objected to its d...

Platform News: Binance

Binance temporarily suspends payments from EU’s SEPA network

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will temporarily suspend euro bank deposits from one of Europe’s key payments networks, it said in an email sent to users.

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India plans tighter e-commerce rules amid complaints

India proposed banning flash sales on e-commerce websites and their affiliate entities should not be listed as sellers on their platforms, in a proposed tightening of rules that co...

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Australian Watchdog: Google misled consumers over data collection

Australia’s federal court found Google misled some consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, the country’s competition regulator ...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

India antitrust watchdog orders probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

India’s competition watchdog has ordered a probe into a WhatsApp privacy policy update, saying the Facebook-owned messaging service had breached antitrust laws.

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German watchdog launches new investigation into Amazon

Germany’s anti-trust authority has launched an investigation to Amazon and Apple over potential anticompetitive behaviour, German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily has rep...

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.

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Australia’s ACCC to examine competition between Apple and Google app stores

Australia’s competition regulator has just said it would look into the use of and sharing of information by apps and the extent of competition between Apple Inc’s and G...