Social media must remove terrorist content within the hour
The European Parliament has adopted a new law concerning terrorist content on the Internet. Platforms will have to remove any terrorist content within an hour of being notified.
According to the law, providers serving users within the EU must respond within one hour to a notification from the au... Read more
EU parliament bickering over initiative in fight against Big Tech
The European Parliament is wrestling internally with the question of which committee should take the lead in tackling big tech companies within the European Union. The legislative proposal for the regulation of digital platforms may be delayed as a result, according to the Financial Times.
Accor... Read more
US considers making Google pay for showing news snippets
The US Congress has proposed a law that would give publishers in the US the power to negotiate with companies such as Facebook and Google for a possible payment for showing parts of news items.
The law is called the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act and is supported by members of both ... Read more
Watchdog: EU laws for regulating tech giants have problems
The European Commission's Regulatory Scrutiny Board has approved the EU's proposed rules to limit tech giants' power. Nevertheless, the watchdog has highlighted a couple of shortcomings.
According to the Board, the proposal should better justify the identification and selection of core platform ... Read more
EU wants to increase fines on violation of cybersecurity laws
The European Union has increased the number of companies subject to strict cybersecurity rules and increased fines for companies that do not comply with them. When companies ignore the rules, they can expect fines of up to 2 percent of global revenue.
Now that a large proportion of Europe's popu... Read more
Criteria to distinguish tech giants by EU leaked
The EU appears to have decided on the yardsticks by which it will distinguish tech giants who have to comply with stricter legislation. The yardsticks are based on the number of users and the areas in which companies operate.
With the criteria, the EU wants to distinguish large technology compan... Read more
Cloudflare introduces tools to keep data within borders
Cloudflare has unveiled the Data Localisation Suite. The service is intended to help companies comply with legislation in countries where it is forbidden to store personal data across borders.
Customers of Cloudflare can use the service to indicate where they want their data to be encrypted, dec... Read more
EU votes in favour of Right to Repair rules
A large majority of the European Parliament has expressed its support for Right to Repair for consumers. The vote gives the go-ahead for several laws that should make it easier for consumers to repair their own equipment.
Of the members of the European Parliament, 395 voted in favour of the legi... Read more
Britain forces tougher competition rules on Big Tech
The move targets American tech giants Google and Facebook.
It seems that US Big Tech just cannot get any sympathy in Europe. Britain is now going to impose a new competition regime on Google and Facebook.
In what has become a common theme in European regulations, the move by the U.K. seeks t... Read more
Large fines or even break-ups for companies that ignore EU-laws
Tech giants who oppose the EU's new rules restricting their power can expect to face severe penalties. Large fines or even breaking them up are not out of the question.
This was stated by the European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton. "We start with a fine, then you have a bigger ... Read more