Qualcomm to appeal $1.23B fine from EU over LTE chip dominance in the iPhone

Qualcomm’s longstanding dominance in LTE chipsets for smartphones, and specifically with Apple’s iPhone, is getting a major hit today. The European Commission today announced that it would

Facebook will no longer always divert international advertising revenue to Ireland

Facebook today said it is shifting to a "local selling structure" in countries outside the U.S. That means that rather than directly route its revenue to its international headquarters in Dublin, loca

Segment has a plan to help companies comply with GDPR data privacy requests

Segment is a startup that helps companies collect customer data from a variety of siloed sources and place that data in a single usable record. Today, it announced it has added a new tool to prepare

European financial watchdog latest to warn over ICOs

European Union financial regulator, the ESMA, has become the latest regulatory body to issue a warning about the risks of buying into -- and running -- ICOs.

Crunch Report | Google’s Big Ol’ Hardware Day

All the goodies, like Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Clips, Home Mini and Pixel Buds from Google's Hardware Event, self-driving car company Voyage is testing cars at a retirement home and the EU says Ireland isn

Google tweaks search ads after EU shopping antitrust ruling

Google has rolled out changes to how it displays search results for products in Europe to try to comply with an EU antitrust ruling against its Google Shopping search comparison service.

Tax on Internet ads among Europe’s proposals to plug digital tax gap

Europe's executive body has revealed more of its thinking on reforming digital taxation rules, issuing details of proposals it's considering ahead of another meeting of EU ministers next week.

France, Germany, Spain, Italy call for turnover tax for tech giants

Several of the European Union's major economies are calling for tax reform across the bloc that responds to where tech platforms generate revenue, not just where they book profit -- arguing that the c

Equifax breach disclosure would have failed Europe’s tough new rules

The US does not currently have a federal law requiring companies to inform the public about data breaches. Over the pond in the European Union it's a different story, and Equifax could have faced stif

EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns

A new report surveying the current status of EU legislation pertaining to the retention of communications data across the region has found that many of the 28 Member States are not adhering to what p

This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“. So why Estonia? T

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

A major update to the UK's data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users' personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdra

Facebook, Twitter, Google warned over EU consumer rights

U.S. social media giants have been warned by Europe's consumer rights commissioner that she's  running out of patience with their failure to comply with the region's consumer protection standards. 

Google fined $2.7BN for EU antitrust violations over shopping searches

The European Commission has fined Google a record-breaking €2.42 billion for antitrust violations pertaining to its Google’s Shopping search comparison service -- in what is widely considered the

Europe mostly ends mobile roaming fees from today

Europeans traveling through the 28 Member State bloc are now able to use their mobile devices more freely, thanks to a top level abolition of mobile roaming charges across the region. 

A conversation about digital copyright reform

The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market across the 28 Member States of the bloc, aimin

Europe agrees to end geoblocks on travelers’ digital subscriptions by 2018

European consumers will be able to make use of digital subscriptions as they travel around the 28-Member State bloc in future, after EU negotiators agreed a deal on service portability.

Europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into Valve, others

European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the Steam games distribution platform operator, Valve, and five PC games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between

EU court rejects data retention law, throwing cold water on UK’s ‘Snooper’s Charter’

The highest court in Europe today ruled that “general and indiscriminate” data retention directives contravene European Union law — dealing a significant blow to governments an

EU asks whether the financial sector’s use of big data needs new rules

European financial regulators are worried that big data techniques might result in restrictions on consumer access to products and services in future, and are considering whether new rules might be ne
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