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EU can order Facebook to take down worldwide comments
Published in News

Posting overseas will not save you

Courts in the European Union can order Facebook to remove worldwide comments by users of its service that have been declared illegal, the European Union’s highest court ruled on Thursday.

EU court insists sites ask for proper permission to harvest data
Published in News

Pre-checked box ban

Websites may not present visitors with a pre-checked box that signals consent to the storage of HTTP cookies on their devices according to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

EU gets right to repair laws
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 10:28

EU gets right to repair laws

Does not apply to DIY or electronics

Household appliances will become easier to repair thanks to new standards being adopted across the European Union.

Coppers target illegal video streaming
Published in News
Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:23

Coppers target illegal video streaming

Raids across the EU

Police forces across Europe are carrying out raids against illegal video streaming service platforms, the Italian postal police have announced.

Apple takes on the EU
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:26

Apple takes on the EU

We pay enough tax thanks

Apple fights the world's most significant tax case this week in a desperate bid to avoid paying tax in the EU and show its regulators who are boss.

European Union snubs VW's  wireless standard
Published in Transportation

Wants 5G instead 

European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet-connected cars after rejecting a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard backed by Volkswagen.

EU panel calls for ban of AI for mass surveillance
Published in AI

Ethical AI

A group of policy experts assembled by the EU has recommended that it ban the use of AI for mass surveillance and mass “scoring of individuals”.

EU investigates Apple for antitrust antics
Published in News


Fruity cargo cult Apple is finding itself on the wrong end of another antitrust action over the way it is running its music streaming business.

Apple faces another antitrust case in the EU
Published in News

Van der Valk

Dutch regulators said that they had opened an investigation into whether Apple has abused its market position by giving preferential treatment to its own apps.

EU data supervisor probes Microsoft software deals
Published in News

Are EU institutions following data privacy rules?

EU data protection authorities are rather concerned about deals being hatched out between Microsoft, the European Commission and other EU institutions.