Big Tech might have to share data with rivals
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Wednesday, 30 September 2020 12:27

Big Tech might have to share data with rivals


EU ready to insist

The European Union is preparing to force big tech to share their customer data with smaller rivals, the Financial Times reported

US Big Tech ignoring EU transatlantic data transfer rules
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Austrian privacy campaigner complains

Technology firms' compliance with European restrictions on transatlantic data transfers is shockingly poor, according to Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems.

EU could force Apple to open iPhone payment tech
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Just working on the legislation

The European Union is weighing legislation that could force Apple to open iPhone payment technology to competitors.

EU plans to boot big tech
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Tuesday, 22 September 2020 10:56

EU plans to boot big tech


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.

Apple blasted by Blix
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Monday, 21 September 2020 12:54

Apple blasted by Blix


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.

EU wants major concessions from Google on Fitbit
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You can't steal the data or no acquistion

The EU has demanded that Google make major concessions relating to its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-tracking company Fitbit if the deal is to be allowed to proceed.

EU kills transatlantic data transfer deal
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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.

Apple’s tax win might bring long term pain
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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.

EU Apple ruling rejected
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Wednesday, 15 July 2020 10:49

EU Apple ruling rejected


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.

Europe going on its own and will tax big tech
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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.