Shopify lawyers up as governments increase pressure on tech industry
Shopify is starting to expand its government affairs teams in the US and Europe by recruiting top Silicon Valley firm lobbyists with experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
Regulators and government agencies worldwide have started to put pressure on the most renowned digital agencies during th... 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
Billion euro mega claims against Google and Apple over app fees
The App Stores Claims foundation will soon drag Google and Apple to a Dutch court for a mega claim of 1 billion euros. The claim is motivated by high developer commission rates in the Google Play and Apple App Store.
According to the App Stores Claims foundation, end users and developers are fo... Read more
European Publishers Council sues Google for advertising monopolism
The European Publishers Council (EPC) has officially filed a complaint against Google over its digital advertising platform. The EPC, which defends the interests of European publishers, says that Google hinders competition and abuses its power in the field of digital advertising technology.
In t... Read more
Swedish price comparison platform sues Google for billions of euros
PriceRunner, a Swedish price comparison platform, sues Google for manipulating search results. Allegedly, Google is bumping its own price comparison service to the top of results. PriceRunner is suing Google for 22 billion Swedish kronor (2.1 billion euros).
PriceRunner states that Google manipu... Read more
EU Antitrust complaint targets Google Privacy Sandbox
Google is met with yet another complaint from German publishers on their new alternative towards third-party cookies
German publishers have raised a complaint with the EU antitrust on Google and its "Privacy Sandbox." The Privacy Sandbox will end support for third-party cookies on Google Chrome ... Read more
Ericsson sues Apple in Europe and Brazil
Ericsson filed a lawsuit against Apple in Brazil and Europe. The Swedish firm claims that Apple is infringing on its cellular data patents now that a 2015 license agreement between the companies has expired. Ericsson has now launched further lawsuits in Brazil, the Netherlands, and Germany.
With... Read more
Former Chinese partner sues IBM for stealing trade secrets
The complaint accuses Big Blue of "fraudulent and unfair business practices".
Last week, Beijing Neu Cloud Oriental System Technology Co sued IBM Corp and its Chinese subsidiary in Manhattan federal court lfor allegedly stealing its trade secrets, according to Reuters. Neu Cloud is a joint ventu... Read more
Google did not violate copyright with Java code in Android
The US Supreme Court has ruled on a lawsuit filed by Oracle against Google. This brings an end to the more than ten-year-long legal battle about whether Google infringed Oracle's copyright by incorporating Java code into Android.
According to the Supreme Court, Google did not violate copyright, ... Read more
US temporarily lifts Xiaomi investment ban
A judge in the US has ruled that the current sanctions against Xiaomi are unlawful. Donald Trump had blacklisted the smartphone maker just before he left the White House.
Xiaomi was put on the so-called Communist Chinese Military Companies (CCMC) list. US citizens are not allowed to trade with o... Read more