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Google Fined 2.42B Euros For Shopping Search Practices

Google has been hit with a 2.42B Euro fine for violating EU antitrust rules. The fine is rooted in charges that Google had unfairly given an advantage to its shopping…

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EU Commission Unveils Copyright Overhaul Proposal

The European Commission has been working on a copyright overhaul for some time. In late August, news outlets leaked some details from a draft that was being considered by the…

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Fight Brewing in Europe Over Apple’s Taxes

Last week the European Commission ordered Apple to pay €13 billion, or about $14.5 billion, to the Irish government. The Commission claims that Apple’s unusual taxing structure was unfair state…

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EU Proposal Would Require Content Hosts to Make Deals With the Music Industry

The European Commission is considering a proposal which would force platforms like YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion to make better deals with the music industry. Record labels and artists claim there is…

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EU Proposal Would Force Aggregators to Pay Royalties on Snippets

The European Commission is considering a proposal which would give news publications the right to demand royalties from aggregators if they use short snippets from articles. The proposal is still…

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Joint French-German Proposal Calls For Encryption Backdoors

Earlier in the month, we reported that the French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve wanted an initiative against encrypted messaging apps. At the time Cazeneuve did not reveal the details…

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European Telcos claim 5G may not happen with current Net Neutrality rules

Some of the biggest telecommunication companies in the EU released a few days ago a document called “The 5G Manifesto“. The 7 pages document has been written with the combined…

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft Agree to Follow EU Hate Speech Rules

The European Commission announced a new code of conduct which is intended to combat hate speech online. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft have agreed to abide by the code. The…

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European Data Protection Supervisor Rejects Privacy Shield Deal

Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor(EDPS) has issued a statement which argues that the Privacy Shield deal, which was negotiated between the EU and the US earlier this year,…

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Sources: Google To Be Hit With Largest Antitrust Fine In EU History

The Telegraph reports that Google may soon be hit with the largest antitrust fine every handed out by the EU. Since 2010, Google has been under investigation in the EU…