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Facebook tests Digital Markets Act and lets EU download apps

Facebook tests Digital Markets Act and lets EU download apps

Meta wants to open up Facebook ads to offer Android apps. Only Europeans will be able to use the service, once the Digital Markets Act democratizes app stores. Europe's Digital Markets Act is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2024. The law allows all players to offer apps. Thus, the law offe... Read more

date8 months ago
EU commissioner visits Silicon Valley as a last warning

EU commissioner visits Silicon Valley as a last warning

EU Commissioner Thierry Breton visited Silicon Valley last week, reminding big tech names of EU regulations they must soon follow. The rules focus on social media content, AI and data. The situation is particularly volatile at Twitter, as the platform previously left the EU's voluntary code of cond... Read more

date8 months ago
EU asks Google and Facebook to flag AI content

EU asks Google and Facebook to flag AI content

The EU is trying to combat the flow of disinformation from Russia with new rules for social media sites. This forces Google and Facebook, among others, to clearly label AI-generated posts. Social media will immediately be asked to flag posts and images created using AI. This should partially hel... Read more

date9 months ago
EU competition chief to investigate multinationals’ tax deals

EU competition chief to investigate multinationals’ tax deals

The European Union's competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, has announced that the bloc's regulators will likely launch investigations into tax deals between EU countries and multinationals. This follows a review of the arrangements made in the previous decade. Vestager, who has previously order... Read more

date11 months ago
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

date1 year ago
EU countries’ stance on artificial intelligence draws criticism

EU countries’ stance on artificial intelligence draws criticism

EU countries agreed on draft artificial intelligence (AI) regulations ahead of negotiations with EU parliamentarians to iron out the kinks. However, according to the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) and opposing lawmakers, the countries failed to address facial recognition concerns. Last y... Read more

date1 year ago
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