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Apple and Google have come under scrutiny in Japan, with the country's Fair Trade Commission set to investigate whether the two companies are using their dominance of mobile operating systems to cut out competition.

Published in Technology Regulation

The European Union is set to file an anti-trust suit against Apple over the NFC chip technology it uses for tap-and-go payments, a report claims.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google is pleading what could be characterised as the "nice-guy defence" in its bid to reduce a €4.34 billion (US$5.02 billion, A$6.94 billion) fine imposed on it by the European Union in 2018 for allegedly breaching anti-trust rules relevant to Android, by saying it never intended to harm its rivals.

Published in Technology Regulation

The European Commission has proposed that all wired digital devices should have USB-C as a common port for charging and also asked companies to standardise on fast charging technology.

Published in Technology Regulation

India has given WhatsApp, a company owned by Facebook, a week to drop its proposed new privacy policy or face punitive action. WhatsApp is not enforcing the new privacy policy in European Union countries.

Published in Technology Regulation

The European Union is likely to hit Apple with an anti-trust suit this week for allegedly blocking rivals on its App Store, in the wake of a complaint from music service Spotify.

Published in Technology Regulation

The United States is going ahead with a plan to impose tariffs of about US$880 million (A$1.2 billion) annually on goods from six countries that have levied taxes on digital companies.

Published in Technology Regulation

The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, has proposed new laws under which technology companies can be fined up to 10% of their global turnover and also face orders to split up.

Published in Technology Regulation

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has welcomed the steps outlined by the Federal Government's Industry Advisory Panel on the country's next cyber security strategy, saying the IAP chief Andrew Penn agreed with Huawei's submission that the best approach to cyber security was to secure the supply chain and build an independent testing regime for all vendor equipment.

Published in Security
Friday, 20 December 2019 20:41

Free Artificial Intelligence Training

Originally intended for the country's citizens, Finland has offered its AI training course to the world.

Published in Education

Google has won an appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union, in which it asked for a change in a 2015 order by the French Data Protection Authority, CNIL, asking it to extend the right to be forgotten to all its domains.

Published in Technology Regulation

The United States leads the world in Artificial Intelligence, with China second in the AI stakes race despite exerting significant efforts to close the gap and dominate the field, according to a new report.

Published in Market

ANALYSIS The competition watchdog is due to hand its digital platforms inquiry report to the government this weekend, with media companies keen to see what measures are outlined to reduce the threat posed to online journalism by the likes of Google and Facebook.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Competition Commission of India, the country's anti-trust agency, has issued orders for a probe into Google for allegedly abusing the position enjoyed by its Android mobile operating system to block its rivals.

Published in Technology Regulation
Sunday, 24 March 2019 16:17

Europe set to ignore US calls for Huawei ban

The European Commission is set to urge countries within the European Union to ignore calls from the United States to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from playing a role in 5G networks within the political bloc.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The European Commission has hit search giant Google with a third fine, related to abuse of its AdSense advertising service, and told the company to fork out €1.49 billion (A$2.38 billion) for breaching EU anti-trust rules.

Published in Technology Regulation

The European Union is likely to announce a third fine on Google this week, this one for alleged abuse of its AdSense advertising service, a fine that had been expected as far back as November 2017.

Published in Technology Regulation

Database giant Oracle Corporation has no stake in the online media business in Australia as far as is known, but the company has nevertheless taken the chance to have a hefty whack at its old foe, Google, through a submission to the ACCC's digital platforms inquiry.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google has been hit with a €50 million (US$56.8 million) fine by the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) for violations of the GDPR following complaints by the organisations None Of Your Business and La Quadrature du Net, the latter representing 10,000 people.

Published in Technology Regulation

A survey of technology companies in the UK has found that 70% believe that a no-deal Brexit would have either a very or fairly negative effect on their businesses, while 84% are of the opinion that the UK is, overall, unprepared to deal with no deal.

Published in Strategy

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