‘Tax rules for expats harm Dutch tech sector’
Reducing tax benefits for expats has a detrimental effect on the tech sector in the Netherlands. This is what employers' association VNO-NCW writes on behalf of large tech organizations in an urgent letter to the Dutch government.
Roughly 30 Dutch tech companies, including ASML, Ayden, NXP, CM.c... Read more
Privacy authorities call on Europe to amend Data Act
National privacy authorities are calling on Europe's member states and parliament to amend the Data Act. According to the authorities, the bill risks violations of the GDPR.
All European privacy authorities are part of the EDPB. The organization disagrees with the Data Act, a bill recently pres... Read more
World central bank argues against Big Tech data harvesting
According to a document issued by the world's major central bank umbrella body, the BIS, individuals and businesses should have more control over the data gathered on them by social media and other Big Tech corporations and banks.
In recent decades, the proliferation of internet-enabled mobile p... Read more
Google under fire over payment options in Play Store
Match Group, the parent company of dating app Tinder, has filed a complaint with the Dutch antitrust authority (ACM) about Google. Allegedly, the tech giant is abusing its power by refusing alternative payment methods for Play Store apps.
Match Group says that the Dutch version of the Google Pla... Read more
Boris Johnson joins the final push to get Arm to list in London
The Financial Times reported on Monday that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed a final drive to persuade SoftBank Group Corp-backed chip designer Arm to list in London, citing people familiar with the subject.
Johnson has written to SoftBank executives in a last-ditch effort according to... Read more
Google challenges billion-euro fine in European General Court
Google is calling on Europe's second-highest court to dismiss a billion-euro fine for abuse of power.
In 2019, Google received an antitrust fine of €1.5 billion. According to the European Commission, Google abused its power in the digital advertising market for ten years.
Google sells ads t... Read more
EU, US and 32 countries back decentralised internet
All European member states, the US and 32 other countries signed the 'Declaration for the Future of the Internet'. The declaration describes a vision of the future internet: decentralised, democratic and fair. Those that sign promise to contribute.
The 'Declaration for the Future of the Interne... Read more
Google will allow users to hide personal data from searches
Google’s new policy makes removing your personal information and other risky info from search results easier.
Google announced that users could have all their “personal” information removed easily from SERPs.
How does this offer differentiate from the past ones?
The company had offer... Read more
Apple face new EU charges next week, Financial Times reports
According to Financial Times (FT), the EU plans to accuse Apple of blocking financial groups from the Apple pay system.
The EU will bring an antitrust charge against the tech giant (Apple) over how it functions the “Apple Pay” digital wallet, reports FT. The report further claims charges wil... Read more
The EU’s top court unblocks more GDPR litigation against big tech
A decision by the European Union's top court today is expected to unblock a slew of lawsuits filed by consumer advocacy groups seeking to enforce the bloc's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines against tech behemoths like Facebook and Twitter over issues such as whether they obtain ... Read more