EU antitrust regulators question developers on Google app payments
EU antitrust inspectors questioned app developers on the impact of Google's Play Store policies. Earlier this year, the tech giant threatened to ban apps that use alternative payment methods instead of its proprietary system. Two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that EU antitrust inspe... Read more
Only 54% of EU residents have digital skills
The EU Member States are well on track with their digital transformation. Nevertheless, there is still room for improvement in many areas, according to the European Commission's Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) report of 2022. Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands are the top three most digi... Read more
Snyk opens regional data residency for the EU in Frankfurt
A pioneer in developer security, Snyk, has announced the launch of new datacenter for its services in Frankfurt, Germany. This move provides additional assistance for European companies looking to develop safe apps while preserving EU data residency.
Snyk has grown significantly in EMEA over t... Read more
U.S. and EU seek to avoid a “subsidy race” in chipmaking
The two blocs agree to limit the money they will spend to lure chip manufacturers.
The United States and European Union will announce a joint effort to avert a "subsidy race" as they scramble to boost production of scarce semiconductor chips, according to a report in Reuters.
A "senior Biden ... Read more
European Commission “welcomes” new Digital Services Act
The new law will have sweeping effects on the online services we all use.
The EC last week announced the agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the proposal on the Digital Services Act (DSA), proposed by "the Commission in December 2020. The DSA sets out an "unpreceden... Read more
EU agrees on definitive version of Digital Markets Act
The European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament agree on the content of the Digital Markets Act. The final laws and regulations set out to curb big tech dominance.
The Digital Markets Act includes limitations to the power of big tech companies such as Amazon, Google and... Read more
Imec.Xpand gains further funding
Imec.Xpand has declared the initial closing of its funding at €150 million in devoted capital.
Imec.Xpand, a growth venture capital fund – that utilizes Imec, the innovation and research hub knowledge’s skills, network, and infrastructure – has revealed the initial closing of its second ... Read more
Intel provides more details on EU Mega Fab project
Tech giant Intel has finally unveiled long-awaited plans to build a state-of-the-art project called Mega Fab for manufacturing complex chipsets in the EU.
Intel and EU's top brass concluded a win-win agreement on Tuesday, revealing the long-awaited plans to build a first-of-a-kind microchip fact... Read more
European Union watchdogs want to ban AI-powered Facial Recognition
European Union privacy regulators are calling for a ban on AI technology used in identifying people while they are out in public. They firmly believe that the continued use of such technology can pose a high risk to the public’s privacy.
Data protection watchdogs for the European Union recentl... Read more
Amazon may have to pay a fine of $425 million in EU privacy case
A European Union privacy regulator has proposed that a $425 million fine be levied against Amazon, as part of a process that could lead to the largest fine ever handed down under the EU’s law. The news comes from people close to the case.
The CNPD, Luxembourg’s data protection commission, ha... Read more