X and Amazon pay approximately no supervisory fee for European DSA
Meta and ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, discovered a gap in the fee imposed by the EU Big Tech for the DSA. X, Amazon and Snapchat would contribute virtually nothing as a result, even though they are part of wat the EU sees as Big Tech.
Meta and ByteDance will challenge the supervisory f... Read more
25 countries bought European spyware to spy on EU politicians
At least 25 countries purchased the Predator spyware, according to research by Amnesty International. The spyware was then used to spy on politicians from the EU and the US. The findings show that European laws failed to regulate the sale of spyware, which followed the discovery of Pegasus spyware.... Read more
EU Parliament wants to curb use of spyware
MEPs sound the alarm on "threat to democracy" and demand regulatory reforms
On Monday evening, the European Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware adopted its final report and recommendations to beef up the regulation and control... Read more
EU court rejects WhatsApp’s challenge against EDPB
The European Court of Justice has rejected WhatsApp's challenge to reverse a previous judgment.
The European Court of Justice deemed WhatsApp's appeal of a decision by the European Data Protection Board to be inappropriate in a statement issued on Wednesday.
In 2021, the Irish Data Protection... Read more
European regulators seek to redefine limits on market power
The proposed market definition regulations mark the first revision of the rules since 1997.
EU regulators announced that they intend to issue an update to the Commission's 'Market Definition Notice', a set of guidelines that regulators use to determine a company's relative power to control the m... Read more
European or not, ensure your AI business clings to EU Data Laws
As the world moves toward a new age defined by machine learning and artificial intelligence, the very basis of numerous modern tech is being scrutinized by policymakers.
Data is essential to refine any cutting-edge technology and will grow significantly as we develop more advanced ML, and AI mod... Read more
Meta lawyer compares EU to fishing trawler in antitrust litigation
As EU antitrust regulators examine Meta’s online marketplace and data practices, the company has likened the investigation to a fishing trawler.
Regulators at the European Commission are investigating Meta’s business activities for violations of antitrust laws, receiving over one million doc... 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
EU lawmaker says US tech giants should be regulated in the countries where they are based
US tech giants like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon should be regulated by the EU country they are based in, under proposed EU rules, according to top lawmakers. The stance pushes back efforts by some European countries to broaden the act’s reach.
We can only assume that the tech giants are... Read more
Google counters EU antitrust fine in European Court this week
Google is going to court this week in an attempt to reverse a monumental $5 billion European Union fine imposed on it. The bloc also gave an antitrust order which aimed at the search giant's ability to generate revenue.
The hearing will go on for five days at the EU’s General Court in Luxembou... Read more