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EU-US transatlantic data pact to get green light – at last

EU-US transatlantic data pact to get green light – at last

Written by on October 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers will get the green light from the European Union on Wednesday after the first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans’ data stored on U.S. servers. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was agreed last year after everyday cross-border data transfers were plunged into […]

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Amazon ordered to pay 250 million euros in Luxembourg back taxes

Amazon ordered to pay 250 million euros in Luxembourg back taxes

Written by on October 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Amazon was told on Wednesday to pay about 250 million euros ($295 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg, the latest U.S. tech company to be caught up in a European Union crackdown on unfair tax deals. The fine was much lower than some sources close to the case had expected and is […]

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News highlights – 2 October 2017

News highlights – 2 October 2017

Written by on October 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 2 October 2017 European telecoms companies’ hopes of lighter regulation dashed by EU BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers have dashed large telecoms companies’ hopes for lighter regulation as part of efforts to encourage investment in superfast internet networks. Read more… Indian government weighing options to help weak telcos exit smoothly The […]

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French sees more EU countries joining tax tightening efforts

French sees more EU countries joining tax tightening efforts

Written by on September 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he expected more EU countries to join in the coming days a French-led push to tighten the taxation of online giants like Google and Amazon. Germany, Italy and Spain have already signed onto a French proposal that digital multinationals such as those two leading companies […]

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Digital Commissioner chief to set up expert group on fake news

Digital Commissioner chief to set up expert group on fake news

Written by on September 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

New EU Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will set up an expert group this autumn on fake news as one of the first measures she is taking in the job. Gabriel took office in July and is preparing to set up a high-level expert group to advise her on fake news, she told journalists on Tuesday […]

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UK will remain close to the EU on data protection post Brexit

UK will remain close to the EU on data protection post Brexit

Written by on August 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will set out a plan to co-operate closely with Europe on data protection rules after it leaves the EU, hoping to reassure businesses and law enforcement agencies that there will be no disruption to exchanges of information. Minister for Digital Matt Hancock said Britain was leading the way on data protection […]

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Tech companies pushing EU for change in data storage laws

Tech companies pushing EU for change in data storage laws

Written by on June 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Tech companies want the European Commission to propose new legislation in autumn that they hope will bring down data storage costs in some countries. But rumoured changes have worried firms that France could pressure the executive to weaken the rules. A vocal group of firms have pushed the Commission to introduce a law that would […]

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17 EU countries call on Tusk for high level talks on digital policy

17 EU countries call on Tusk for high level talks on digital policy

Written by on June 22, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

On the eve of an EU summit, leaders from 17 EU countries have asked European Council President Donald Tusk for highest-level talks on EU digital policy, saying it was the single market’s main engine and should receive stronger political support. In a letter sent a day before the 22-23 June summit in Brussels, the leaders […]

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EU: let’s make it easier to get electronic evidence from tech firms

EU: let’s make it easier to get electronic evidence from tech firms

Written by on June 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union wants to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to get electronic evidence directly from tech companies, such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, even when stored in another European country. In the wake of the deadly Islamist-inspired attacks in Europe over the past two years, tech companies […]

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EU ministers agree on how social media must tackle hate speech

EU ministers agree on how social media must tackle hate speech

Written by on May 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union ministers approved plans on Tuesday to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube tackle hate speech on their platforms, the first legislation at EU level on the issue. The proposals still need to be agreed with the European Parliament before becoming law, but EU lawmakers have […]

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