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  • Trump criticises EU's $5B Google fine

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticised the European Union over a record $5 billion fine EU antitrust regulators imposed on Google, saying the bloc was taking advantage of the United States.

    Written by Reuters20 July 18 09:20
  • EU regulators slug Google with record US$5B fine

    EU regulators hit Google with a record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) antitrust fine on Wednesday for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals.

    Written by Reuters18 July 18 21:50
  • Google, Facebook could be slugged by 3 per cent tax in EU

    ​Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as Google and Facebook could face a 3 percent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal by the European Commission seen by Reuters.

    Written by Reuters16 March 18 10:28
  • EU issues objections to Oracle's Sun acquisition

    The European Commission on Monday issued its formal "statement of objections" over Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun Microsystems, saying the deal would harm competition in the database market.

    Written by James Niccolai10 Nov. 09 11:34
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  • European ICANN reform proposal draws industry ire

    Europe's efforts to internationalize the running of the Internet's governance body were criticized by three leading trade groups Monday for failing to take account of the needs of the private sector.

    Written by Paul Meller14 July 09 01:50
  • EU progressing on information infrastructure policy

    The European Union is refining a set of guidelines that would strengthen its ability to respond to computer security crises as well as ensure Internet infrastructure in member countries is more resilient.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk19 June 09 01:04
  • Microsoft trying to set own antitrust remedy, says Opera CEO

    Microsoft's plan to strip out its Internet Explorer (IE) browser from Windows 7 in Europe, due for sale in the fall, is designed to force the European Commission's hand as it devises an antitrust remedy to restore fair competition in the browser market, said Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Norwegian browser maker Opera.

    Written by Paul Meller12 June 09 19:24
  • Rules for new EU telecom networks a political football?

    The European Commission unveiled a long-awaited draft recommendation Friday for how to create new fiber-optic-based telecommunication networks throughout Europe, but the move was heavily criticized from both sides in the debate over next-generation networks.

    Written by Paul Meller13 June 09 04:47
  • EC sets out privacy requirements for smart RFID tags

    The European Commission has set a code of conduct for companies using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags that it hopes will safeguard citizens' privacy and allow the quick rollout of the new technology.

    Written by Paul Meller15 May 09 09:20