Could force break ups
The EU wants to arm itself with new powers to take on big technology companies, including the ability to force them to break up or sell some of their European operations if their market dominance is deemed to threaten the interests of customers and smaller rivals.
Pens snottogram to Euro antitrust supremo
An American app creator has alleged Apple is not playing by the rule book and has taken its complaints offshore to the European bloc, said Reuters.
The US spies on EU data
Europe’s highest court ruled that a transatlantic data transfer deal is invalid because the US spies on it.
EU is not going to take this lying down
Apple’s win against a EU fine might bring more long term doom for Ireland and Jobs’ Mob.
Expect it to appeal
*update* The European Commission has had its decision to bash Apple with a hefty tax bill has been overturned. It's unclear yet whether it will appeal the decision Apple’s clash with EU competition regulators comes to a head on Wednesday as Europe’s second-highest court rules on whether it has to pay 13 billion euro ($15 billion) in Irish back taxes, a key part of the EU’s crackdown against sweetheart tax deals.
After US walked out on talks threatening sanctions against the rest of the world
France has said a US decision to quit global talks on how to tax big digital firms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook was a “provocation” and the European Union said it could impose taxes even if no deal was reached by year-end.
Mis-use of data
The European Union is preparing to file antitrust charges against Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of third-party sellers on its site.
Not sure who we can trust
The EU is investigating if it should trust Chinese video app TikTok or using facial recognition software from US company Clearview AI.
US tech companies don't have to pay tax like other companies.
The US is investigating why nine countries, plus the European Union are daring to bring about tax systems which will force US tech companies to pay tax.