The European Union will examine whether or not Apple's tax arrangements with the EU member state breach the law on the continent.
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European politicians pass a net neutrality law that will bring fair access to bandwidth and content access across the 28 member states. And the law puts the US firmly in its place.
Europe wants all phones in the region to comply with a common charging standard, as Apple remains the lone wolf to not adopt the micro-USB port. But is Apple falling behind, or in fact setting the future trend?
Destinations such as Singapore, Malaysia or Hong Kong need to seize the opportunity of being deemed an acceptable data transfer partner with the European Union in order to get ahead of the competition.
An industry group representing ISPs in Europe warns that technical measures such as website blocking are "possibly repressive" and would not effectively combat piracy.
The European Commission is frustrated that its member states have on the most part failed to take action against Apple for flouting EU law, and warns that enforcement must be actioned in order to protect the rights of ordinary citizens.
After major U.S.-based technology companies lobbied European member states and politicians, many will wake up today able to breathe a sigh of relief, as the European Commission is forced to climb down on certain elements of the new proposed data protection and privacy law.
Here is a summary of the legislative and regulatory issues that European firms need to consider when choosing a SaaS provider.
The EFF, ACLU, EPIC, and more than a dozen other privacy and rights groups are calling on the US government to stop the 'unprecedented lobbying campaign' over the proposed changes to EU data protection and privacy laws.
EU citizens and businesses are warned against using the cloud over the risk that U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies can obtain your personal records. Here's how the U.S. can acquire your data, even if you're based in the EU.
A lawyer has warned that proposed EU privacy laws would make Facebook and other ad-supported online services unsustainable if they make it into law.
The scope of the Communications Data Bill needs to be significantly tightened up, a joint parliamentary committee has said, describing the draft legislation as 'overkill'. The deputy prime minister has also chimed in, calling for a 'fundamental rethink' over the proposed law.
EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia has warned that, while his department has never had to crack down on a company for making it difficult for customers to take their personal data to a rival service, he thinks the issue could one day come up against antitrust law.
France's Hadopi anti-piracy legislation came in 2009, charged with cutting file-sharing and boosting legal alternatives. Four years and millions of euros later, it's now got its first scalp. But does the law, and the authority behind it, have a future?
The United Nations has picked a side when it comes to the ongoing debate over data-retention legislation, echoing sentiments by law-enforcement organisations that a retention scheme is necessary.
Microsoft is offering only one-year warranty for the enterprise-favored Surface tablet, while EU law dictates it should be "at least two." Didn't Apple recently get stung for this kind of behavior?
European antitrust authorities are reportedly ready to determine that Google's move to merge more than 70 privacy policies into one is unlawful.
Europe's antitrust chief has said Microsoft will "comply" with regulators' demands even if the software giant is handed heavy fines for (apparently) inadvertently flouting EU law.
Despite the threat of a substantial fine that increases every day they defy the EC, five EU countries appear to be in no rush to make opt-in cookies part of national law
Five E.U. member states will face the highest court in Europe after their governments failed to implement the E.U. 'cookie law'.
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