Category: Privacy & Compliance

Microsoft makes changes to EU data controller configurations

Microsoft makes changes to EU data controller configurations

The company is aiming to keep in line with latest EU regulations on data handling and storage. This week Microsoft announced that it is making changes to how diagnostic data from Windows devices is processed and controlled. Currently, to enroll devices in the Windows diagnostic data processo... Read more

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US government prepares antitrust lawsuit against Amazon

US government prepares antitrust lawsuit against Amazon

Amazon is now facing threats from competition authorities on both sides of the Atlantic. This week the Wall Street Journal reported that the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is preparing a lawsuit that "could challenge an array of Amazon’s business practices as anticompetitive", ac... Read more

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Huawei could be cut off completely from chip access

Huawei could be cut off completely from chip access

The Trump and Biden administrations banned the export of US chips and technology to Huawei, with the restrictions being adjusted multiple times since the initial ban in 2019. Currently, the Biden administration is reportedly tightening the restrictions even further, with The Financial Times sugg... Read more

date7 days ago
Intel reveals it may have to pay EU antitrust fine from 2009

Intel reveals it may have to pay EU antitrust fine from 2009

The chip maker got one of the EC's findings quashed, but a second complaint against the company is still on appeal. Intel is has not quite escaped the long arm of European Union antitrust regulators, even after the bloc’s second-highest court squashed a 1.06 billion euro fine against the US te... Read more

date8 days ago
UK launches official investigation into Broadcom-VMware acquisition

UK launches official investigation into Broadcom-VMware acquisition

The UK market regulator (CMA) launched an official investigation into the acquisition of VMware. Broadcom wants to buy the firm for $61 billion, but regulators fear the deal may thwart competitors. The CMA first voiced concerns about the acquisition in November 2022. The regulator launched a pr... Read more

date14 days ago
German competition office initiates proceeding against PayPal

German competition office initiates proceeding against PayPal

The German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) announced that it has initiated a proceeding against PayPal Europe on account of practices possibly suppressing competitors and restricting price competition. Specifically, the proceeding deals with PayPal’s 'rules about surcharging' and the “presentati... Read more

date15 days ago
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