‘Weakening encryption is undemocratic’: no place for client-side scanning?
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently ruled against laws and legislative proposals, saying that weakening end-to-end encryption of messaging services is not proportionate. They would also have no place in a democratic society.
In the recent ruling, the ECHR indicates that end-to-end... Read more
European Chips Act is now in force: what does it mean?
In April, the European Chips Act was finally approved. An investment of 43 billion euros should make the continent more competitive in its chip production. As of Sept. 21, the legislation is officially in force. What does it entail?
The Chips Act should double the EU's market share regarding chi... Read more
Google won’t pay for Canadian news links
No matter how you look at it, Big Tech companies provide news feeds that people around the world put their faith in. In doing so, Canadian policymakers have argued that news publications should be legally compensated for their contributions. Google disagrees, which is why it is removing links to ne... Read more
European Parliament approves new legislative proposals for the Chips Act
The European Parliament recently agreed on two new legislative proposals to bring the implementation of the European Chips Act one step closer. Chip giant Intel is especially pleased with this approval.
The EU Chips Act is intended to guarantee that by 2030 at least 20 percent of all processors ... Read more
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