Tag: European Union

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EU drops sovereignty rules for U.S. cloud providers

EU drops sovereignty rules for U.S. cloud providers

Cloud service providers seeking contracts within the EU will face less stringent sovereignty rules than previously anticipated. Europe appears to be removing a requirement that providers be independent of laws and regulations outside the EU. Large cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft and Googl... Read more

date18 days ago
Apple fined billions for disadvantaging music streamers

Apple fined billions for disadvantaging music streamers

Update 3:25 p.m. - Spotify's response. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), has fined Apple 1.8 billion euros. The company allegedly unfairly hindered other music streaming service providers on its platform. For example, they could not inform users about cheaper... Read more

date2 months ago
What does a Sovereign AI Infrastructure entail?

What does a Sovereign AI Infrastructure entail?

Both the European Union and its individual member states hope to become more digitally autonomous. However, for AI implementations, they rely more often than not on non-European companies. A sovereign digital infrastructure should prevent this external dependence. Some nations have already taken so... Read more

date2 months ago
Spyware found on MEPs’ phones in defense and security committee

Spyware found on MEPs’ phones in defense and security committee

Two phones of European parliamentarians have shown traces of spyware. The subcommittee focused on security and defense appears to have been targeted by state hackers, but the culprit is unknown. The discovery was reported by Politico, which warned back in December that the European Parliament's ... Read more

date2 months ago
EU member states should invest more in submarine cable security

EU member states should invest more in submarine cable security

EU member states should invest more in upgrading the undersea infrastructure of Internet cables. This should better ensure the security of this critical infrastructure, states a soon to be presented proposal from the European Commission. According to the proposal, seen by Politico, the EU should... Read more

date2 months ago
‘EU preparing a 500 million euro Apple fine’

‘EU preparing a 500 million euro Apple fine’

Apple faces a fine of about 500 million euros in early March. EU policymakers would like to punish Apple for allegedly anticompetitive behaviour in offering music services. The antitrust notice was filed by Spotify in 2019, alleging that iPhone users are not getting informed about alternative st... Read more

date2 months ago
EU reaches provisional agreement on Gigabit Infrastructure Act

EU reaches provisional agreement on Gigabit Infrastructure Act

The European Gigabyte Infrastructure Act has been provisionally approved with amendments. The legislation should allow accelerated deployment of a gigabit networks in member states. However, the technical details still need to be worked out. The European Commission, European Council and European... Read more

date2 months ago
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