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
Austrian privacy campaigner complains
Technology firms' compliance with European restrictions on transatlantic data transfers is shockingly poor, according to Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems.
Just working on the legislation
The European Union is weighing legislation that could force Apple to open iPhone payment technology to competitors.
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.