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Apr 16, 2019

Blow for tech giants as EU approves copyright laws

Under the new law, online platforms will have to sign licensing agreements with authors and publishers to use their work.


China's Supreme Court to take on intellectual property cases

The Supreme Court to handle appeals on intellectual property rights cases starting in January.

Aug 23, 2018

Apple moves closer to finalising Shazam buy

Apple is set to win unconditional European Union anti-trust approval for its planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam.

Jul 24, 2018

Alphabet delivers strong results despite EU fine

Ongoing momentum in its ad businesses sees Alphabet deliver stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings, as it outlines big plans for artificial intelligence.

Jun 19, 2018

GDPR a golden opportunity for local firms

Local organisations should see the regulation as an opportunity to grow the pool of ICT skills services: expert.


EU privacy law ructions from day one

Ramifications were immediately visible, with major US-media outlets forced to shutter their Web sites in parts of Europe.

Apr 4, 2018

Zuckerberg fails to commit to extend EU privacy policy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg agrees "in spirit" with the EU's new data privacy laws but makes no formal commitment to extending the standard globally.

Mar 27, 2018

GDPR: Consent should be last resort

Consent should be the last thing a company relies on when it comes to staying on the right side of the regulation.

Mar 23, 2018

EU plans tougher consumer laws for Facebook, Gmail

Under the draft proposal first considered last year, €EU authorities could levy fines of at least 4% of turnover.

Mar 16, 2018

To send or not to send

A company's e-mail marketing could land it in legal trouble in the EU.

Mar 15, 2018

Google, Apple face EU law on business practices

Proposed regulation will require online platforms to be more transparent about how they rank search results.

Feb 27, 2018

EU stands ready to regulate crypto-currencies

The union will decide how to address crypto-currency regulation if risks from the sector are not tackled at global level.

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