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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
Thursday, 08 November 2018 07:28

EU says probe into Google's AdSense almost complete

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:45

EU taking 'close look' at Amazon's business practices

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.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:37

EU drops Ireland case after Apple pays back-taxes

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.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:04

EU sets 19 Oct for approving Microsoft's GitHub deal

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.

Published in Deals

The European Parliament has voted to pass its copyright rules, with 438 members voting for and 226 against, while 39 members abstained.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google has been tracking shoppers' purchases through data that it obtains from Mastercard under an agreement with the latter, a report claims.

Published in Data

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

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