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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Union has almost completed a third inquiry into Google's parent company Alphabet — this time into the company's AdSense advertising business — according to the bloc's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager.
The UK has become the first country to slug big technology firms with a tax based on revenue, with the Chancellor Phillip Hammond introducing a digital services tax from April 2020 onwards.
Google has announced that it has mounted a challenge to a €4.3 billion (US$5 billion) fine levied on it by the European Union in July, for allegedly breaching anti-trust rules over its Android mobile operating system.
Software giant Microsoft is set to get the approval of the European Union for its US$7.5 billion (A$9.79 billion at the time of the announcement) bid to buy source code repository GitHub, a report claims.
The European Union has started taking a close look at the business practices of American retail giant Amazon, the bloc's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, told a news conference in Luxembourg on Wednesday.
The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, has said it will drop a case against Ireland, filed in the wake of its imposition of a back-taxes bill of €13.1 billion (US$17.6 billion) on Apple two years ago, after the Cupertino-based company paid its dues.
The European Union's anti-trust regulators have set 19 October as the date on which they will approve Microsoft's acquisition of the source code repository GitHub for US$7.5 billion (A$9.79 billion) in Microsoft stock.
The European Parliament has voted to pass its copyright rules, with 438 members voting for and 226 against, while 39 members abstained.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has rubbished a Google-funded report that claims news aggregators - like the search engine firm - can help struggling publishers by easing some of the negative consequences of digital disruption.
A 2015 order from the French privacy regulator, CNIL, to Google, telling the search engine company to extend the European Union's so-called "right to be forgotten" to all its websites around the globe will be appealed by Google on Tuesday.
Google has been tracking shoppers' purchases through data that it obtains from Mastercard under an agreement with the latter, a report claims.
The European Union has hit Google with a second fine in as many years, demanding that the search behemoth pay €4.34 billion (US$5.05 billion, A$6.82 billion) for breaching anti-trust rules over its Android mobile operating system.
Anti-trust regulators in the European Union have deferred an announcement about fining Google for alleged anti-trust activities surrounding its Android mobile operating system due to a visit to Brussels by US President Donald Trump.
Several companies which are part of an advertising technology consortium have been left exposed to fines after Google delayed joining the group which was trying to take steps to comply with the European General Data Privacy Regulation that took effect on 25 May.
American multinational technology companies paid $616 million in tax during the last year, a total of $380 million more than the previous year, after new tax-avoidance laws were put in place.
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