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Data Privacy and Competition Protection in Europe: Convergence or Conflict

Europol Faces New EU Data Probe

EU data protection watchdog EDPS has asked Europe's top court to scrap amended rules allowing Europol to retroactively legalise its processing of personal data...
EU

EU Approves $5.2B In State Aid For Hydrogen Projects

The European Commission on Wednesday approved up to 5.2 billion euros (roughly $5.2 billion) in public funding for hydrogen projects, a move it said...
EU

US Chemicals Company Celanese Offers EU Remedies In DuPont Deal

US chemicals company Celanese has offered remedies in a bid to address EU antitrust concerns about its proposed $11 billion acquisition of DuPont’s mobility...
Apple

Apple Increasing App Store Prices In Europe

Apple is raising the price of apps and in-app purchases in some countries in Europe and Asia as of Oct. 5, though auto-renewable subscriptions...
Meta

EU Court Adviser Says German Watchdog Can Probe Meta’s Data Violations

In the latest blow to Facebook’s parent company Meta, an adviser to the European Union’s top court said Tuesday national competition regulators can investigate...
Google

Publishing Class-Action Cases May Mean Trouble For Google In UK, EU

UK newspapers have this week been reporting that the law firm Humphries Kerstetter is planning to bring a class action case against Google in...

EU Unveils New Regulations For Smart Device Security

European Union (EU) lawmakers have proposed a new set of product rules to apply to smart devices that’s intended to compel makers of Internet-connected...
Amazon

EU’s Vestager Says Amazon May Have To Edit Its Proposals

According to statements from EU Antitrust Chief Vestager, Amazon may have to change its proposals to end two investigations into its business practices. This...
Google

Google Loses EU Appeal Over Antitrust Ruling On $4.12B Fine

The European Union's General Court on Wednesday upheld an antitrust ruling against Google's parent company, Alphabet, but reduced its fine to 4.125 billion euros ($4.12...
Merger

EU Wants To Assess Media Mergers For Editorial Independence

The European Union wants to enact tougher rules for media groups seeking to acquire smaller rivals on whether their deals ensure media pluralism and...
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