EU proposes supply chain emergency powers, leaves businesses worried
The European Commission proposed a new emergency tool to defend supply chains in moments of crisis. EU executive could be given additional powers, such as forcing essential commodities stockpiling and ordering corporations to prioritize particular orders.
According to the Commission, the new Sin... Read more
Amazon will have to do more to end antitrust inquiries, Vestager says
Although Amazon's plans to resolve two European Union antitrust inquiries "appear relevant" to relieve concerns, the bloc's antitrust commissioner believes they may have to be improved further.
The European Commission has begun to evaluate industry feedback on Amazon's proposal to address concer... Read more
EU suggests laws to curb security risks of internet-connected devices
Under proposed European Union guidelines unveiled on Thursday, all internet-connected devices -- ranging from computers to refrigerators to mobile applications -- would have to be reviewed for cybersecurity hazards.
Companies might face fines of up to €15 million or 2.5 percent of their total... Read more
European Commission appeals ruling in strive for €1 billion Intel fine
After losing a legal battle in the General Court, the European Commission appeals the annulment of a 1 billion euro antitrust fine on Intel.
On January 26, the European Commission (EC) suffered defeat in a long legal battle with Intel. The General Court annulled a 1 billion euro antitrust fine.... Read more
European Commission renews 20 year old antitrust rules
The European Commission is revamping the rules that combat cartels and monopolism.
In the coming months, the European Commission (EC) will present a new version of Regulation 1/2003. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager shared the news at the CRA Conference.
Regulation 1/2003 is an important set o... Read more
EU’s Vestager says the cloud computing sector doesn’t raise antitrust alarms yet
Europe's Gaia-X program balances the cloud computing market. Amazon and Microsoft dominate the cloud market, trailed by Alphabet's Google, but it does not currently cause competition worries, according to EU antitrust boss Margrethe Vestager.
Demand for cloud computing services has risen dram... Read more
New EU law will challenge Apple’s tight grip on its App store
The proposed legislation will have a direct impact on how Apple skims commissions from in-app purchases.
Apple is facing one of the biggest challenges yet to how it controls and profits from the App Store, according to reporting in the Wall Street Journal. This comes as Europe prepares to comple... Read more
Vestager aims to get tech rules deal by March
By the end of March, the European Commission hopes to agree with EU legislators and governments on new regulations to limit the powers of Alphabet's Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft, according to Europe's antitrust head.
Margrethe Vestager, who introduced the Digital Markets Act wi... Read more
EU civil groups want to empower tech users to sue US tech giants in case of violations
Individuals should be able to sue US tech firms in court for breaking EU legislation aimed at limiting their influence, according to Privacy International, BEUC (the pan-European consumer group), and a range of academics.
The appeal comes as E.U. parliamentarians and E.U. governments work out th... Read more
EU cloud companies demand safeguards against software license abuse
A group of providers are calling for the European Commission to extend the Digital Markets Act to also cover the cloud.
European cloud computing companies are in an uproar over what they see as a “critical loophole” in the EU’s plan to tackle anti-competitive behavior in the digital market... Read more