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...
EU digital chief talks to tech giants about upcoming DSA & DMA rules
An EU official announced that the European Union's digital chief has invited companies like Alphabet, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook for video meetings next week. They will talk about the drafting of rules to curb the companies' powers.
Tech companies and online platforms have lobbied very hard to ...
IT leaders do not think that GDPR goes far enough
Even though GDPR has caused many problems for companies that aren't doing data handling and protection properly, IT leaders worldwide do not think it is doing a good enough job. Snow Software released a new report where almost all IT employees and leaders say that GDPR is insufficient.
They all ...
Net neutrality in Europe: Top court rules for open Internet
The ruling is a major rebuke to telecom giants and ISPs. Internet traffic needs to be treated in a non-discriminatory manner. ISP's may not favour certain traffic over others or apply a premium price.
In a long-awaited decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled to put peo...
‘EU wants to regulate facial recognition’
The European Commission (EC) intends to drastically limit the use of facial recognition. The new rules should prevent EU citizens from being subject to ubiquitous surveillance with identity recognition.
The Financial Times writes about the plans on the basis of sources, according to which EU citi...
Thales strongly advocates regulation and certification of AI
In recent years, Thales has invested heavily in new
technology through its own research and acquisitions. A total of 7 billion
euros has been invested since 2016. One of the technologies in which Thales
invests heavily, is artificial intelligence, or AI. However, this poses a
number of problems, be...
“AI industry urgently needs to be regulated.
We need to regulate artificial intelligence as soon as possible. Governments and human rights organisations should devote themselves to this as soon as possible. That's what researchers from Google, Microsoft and others within AI Now say. According to them, the tech industry has not been able to reg...
Microsoft comes up with code of conduct for facial recognition technology
This summer, Microsoft boss Brad Smith called on governments to take a closer look at how facial recognition technology is being implemented. This week there's another call from Smith. This time he calls on companies to adopt a code of conduct with which they will then regulate themselves.
‘This year, the European Union will impose the first fines around GDPR’.
The European Union expects to issue the first GDPR fines this year. The number of complaints received by data agencies is said to have been overwhelming. It is therefore expected that the first large fines will come in, as well as decisions to prohibit companies from operating in the EU.