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Uber Eats will expand to 100 new cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2018

Uber Eats is pushing its international growth with a sizeable expansion across EMEA markets today. The Uber-owned on-demand food delivery app intends to serve 100 new cities spanning Europe, the Middl

Social media handed “one-hour rule” for terrorist takedowns in Europe

The European Commission is still considering whether to regulate social media platforms to ensure they promptly remove illegal content — be it terrorist propaganda, child sexual exploitation or

At last an end to geoblocking in Europe? Nope, not by a long chalk…

Hold your horses. Geoblocks for stuff like Netflix and Spotify are still not being vanquished in this round of EU Digital Single Market regulation chess... 

UK to fine critical organizations up to $24M if they fail to put in strong cyber security

As companies gear up to make themselves complaint with upcoming data protection regulations in Europe around GDPR, those doing business in Member States will also be facing another wave of requirement

Twitter accused of dodging Brexit botnet questions again

Once again Twitter stands accused of dodging questions from a parliamentary committee that's investigating Russian bot activity during the UK's 2016 Brexit referendum.  

Facebook to roll out global privacy settings hub — thanks to GDPR

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said major privacy changes are coming to the platform later this year, as it prepares to comply with the European Union's incoming data protection regulation.

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 expands ‘Community Boost’ digital skills training program to Europe

Facebook has announced it's expanding a free training program that teaches Internet-skills, media literacy and online safety to Europe. It says its "ambition" is to train 300,000 people across six EU


Within a matter of months, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply across the EU and business processing citizens' data will need to be sure they're compliant. We explain the major changes i

Europe keeps up the pressure on social media over illegal content takedowns

The European Union's executive body is continuing to pressure social media firms to get better at removing illegal content from their platforms before it has a chance to spread further online. 

Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing

Health data privacy advocacy group MedConfidential believes ministers are trying to sneak in a data protection law carveout, in order to hand politicians the power to judge the ethics of -- for exampl

Twitter says Russians spent ~$1k on six Brexit-related ads

Twitter has disclosed that Russian-backed accounts spent $1,031.99 to buy six Brexit-related ads on its platform during last year's European Union referendum vote.

Facebook’s Brexit probe unearths three Russian-bought “immigration” ads

Facebook has provided more details about the extent of Russian digital interference related to the UK's Brexit vote last year.

Facebook and Twitter to provide Brexit disinformation reports soon

A UK parliamentary committee that's investing fake news has been told by Facebook and Twitter they will provide information relating to Russian interference during the UK's 2016 Brexit referendum vote

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

Research conducted by a group of data scientists looking at how information was diffused on Twitter around the June 2016 EU referendum vote suggests more than 150,000 Russian accounts were involved in

Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK's Europea

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.

Natural Cycles gets $30M for its EU-certified “digital contraception”

European startup Natural Cycles is pushing to establish its EU-certified "digital contraceptive app" as a globally accepted contraception option -- and compete with tried and tested options used by m

In Europe, Facebook’s data law buffer looks to be on borrowed time

Facebook's European business may not, for too much longer, be able to rely on its preferred privacy buffer of arguing that data protection oversight of its business is exclusively limited to the Irish

EU uses Privacy Shield review to press for reform of U.S. foreign surveillance law

A one-year-old data transfer mechanism that's used by thousands of companies to authorize transfers of personal data between the European Union and the U.S. for processing has been given the thumbs up
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