Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally

Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to th

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

Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across

Stripe will establish an engineering hub in Dublin

Stripe will open its first engineering center outside the United States in Dublin, the company told Reuters today. Dublin isn’t a surprising choice. Though the online payment processing provider is

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

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

Facebook just secured an e-money license in Ireland, paving the way for Messenger payments in Europe

Paving the way for friend-to-friend payments to come to Facebook Messenger in Europe (and after the functionality debuted in the U.S. all the way back in March last year), Facebook has quietly secured

Apple has done nothing wrong

Having read the European Commission’s original ruling, some prior rulings, the Treasury's white paper about the European Commission’s actions and a lot of analysis in the tax community, in my opin

Apple CEO Tim Cook: $14.5 billion EU tax bill has ‘no basis in fact or in law’

Tim Cook has rejected the EU's demand for Apple to return $14.5 billion in 'unpaid' taxes in Ireland as having "no basis in fact or law."

Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government

In a surprise federal court ruling, Microsoft has won its lawsuit against the United States Government over a warrant for a customers’ emails. The company has been fighting since 2013 to resist

More uncertainty over EU-U.S. data flows as Irish DPA warns on legality of model contract clauses

Another development in the slow unraveling of the legal regime governing EU-U.S. data flows: the Irish data protection agency has warned that one of the mechanisms currently being used by thousands of

Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the web to sell

Alibaba And The Cognitive Dissonance Of American Data Policy

American cyber policy makers may well rue not paying heed to Burnham. The legal interpretations they currently espouse may soon turn around to bite them in the proverbial hypocritical posterior. T

LeadDesk , A SaaS Call Center Startup, Raises €5.5M In Series A Funding

LeadDesk, the Finland-based cloud call center software company, has announced its first funding led by Dawn Capital with participation from public fund, Finnish Industry Investment. This investment ro

Tech’s Year Of Missed Political Gains

The technology sector had a rough year in Washington. In the face of growing political spending, increasing economic might and stumbling government agencies, tech got nearly nothing it wanted in 2014

Microsoft Held In Contempt As It Battles A Domestic Search Warrant Demanding Overseas Data

Microsoft has been held in contempt of court after failing to comply with a warrant, following a rejection of a request for appeal on July 31st. The case stems from a United States government search w

3 Mind-Bending Ways Apple Dodged $13.8B In Taxes

Kudos to Apple's finance lawyers, who are the Cirque Du Soleil of legal contortionism. On the eve of live testimony from CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and Phillip Bullock, head of Apple's tax op

Doing It Wrong: Irish Newspaper Licensing Organization Asks Women’s Charity To Pay For Links

An Irish women's charity, <a HREF="">Women's Aid</a>, linked to some articles on the Irish Examiner (<a HREF="

Spotify who? We7 to launch first in Ireland next week

<img class="shot" title="We7" src="" alt="" width="150" height="150" /><a href="">We7</a>, the UK mus

High Court: Ireland Cannot Enforce 'Kick Pirates Off The Internet' Laws

<img src="" />Big news coming out of Ireland today regarding the war on piracy, the most hilarious war of them all. The gist is that th
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