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EU not a fan of digial currency
Published in Cloud
Friday, 06 December 2019 10:56

EU not a fan of digial currency


Libra ban likely

Private digital currencies like Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed, EU finance ministers agreed.

EU antitrust regulators investigate Google
Published in News
Monday, 02 December 2019 11:26

EU antitrust regulators investigate Google


Its got form

EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years.

Microsoft improves EU privacy rules
Published in Cloud
Monday, 18 November 2019 11:01

Microsoft improves EU privacy rules


Discovered it was breaking GDPR

Software King of the World Microsoft is updating the privacy provisions of its commercial cloud contracts after European regulators found its deals with European Union institutions failed to protect data in line with EU law.

Apple Pay under investigation by antitrust regulators
Published in News


Ordered online sales companies to use its services

Fruity cargo cult, and convicted monopolist, Apple, is being investigated yet again over antitrust allegations.

5G important for the EU's future
Published in Network
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 11:14

5G important for the EU's future


Swift roll out must have a common approach

An EU paper outlining the bloc's 5G plans suggest the region should become the leading market for deployment of 5G mobile networks  because the technology was the key for enhancing the bloc’s competitiveness.

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.