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Amazon launches first Big Tech challenge to EU online content rules

Amazon has launched a legal challenge against its inclusion in a group of companies subject to tough European Union online content rules, in a move that technology experts have said may prompt other tech giants to follow suit. → Read More

Vestager says no concerns about metaverse, sees no regulation yet

The metaverse, shared virtual worlds accessible via the internet, has not triggered any concerns so far or the need for legislation to rein it in, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday. → Read More

EU countries, lawmakers reach deal on data rules targeting Big Tech

EU countries and EU lawmakers on Tuesday agreed on rules that govern how Big Tech and other companies use European consumer and corporate data, with safeguards against non-EU governments gaining illegal access. → Read More

EU lawmakers vote for tougher AI rules as draft moves to final stage

European Union lawmakers on Wednesday agreed changes to draft artificial intelligence rules to include a ban on the use of the technology in biometric surveillance and for generative AI systems like ChatGPT to disclose AI-generated content. → Read More

Google faces EU break-up order over anti-competitive adtech practices

Alphabet's Google was charged by EU antitrust regulators with anti-competitive practices in its digital advertising business on Wednesday, which it may now have to sell part of to address their concerns. → Read More

Exclusive: Broadcom set to win EU nod for $61 bln VMware deal, sources say

U.S. chipmaker Broadcom is set to gain conditional EU antitrust approval for its $61 billion proposed acquisition of cloud computing firm VMware , people familiar with the matter said. → Read More

EU's Breton demands Meta act against online content targeting children

EU industry chief Thierry Breton will meet Meta Platforms Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on June 23 and demand that he act immediately to tackle content targeting children, as Meta's voluntary child protection code seemed not to be working. → Read More

Amazon should not pay $268 mln in Luxembourg back taxes, EU court adviser says

Amazon should not pay 250 million euros ($268 million)in back taxes to Luxembourg as ordered by EU competition enforcers, an adviser to Europe's top court said on Thursday, as she cited errors in the EU regulator's assessment. → Read More

Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Twitter target of EU crypto advertising complaint

Meta Platforms' Instagram, Alphabet's YouTube, TikTok and Twitter could face regulatory action after European consumer group BEUC complained to the European Commission and consumer authorities that the online platforms allegedly facilitate the misleading promotion of crypto assets. → Read More

Batman wins EU trademark dispute with Italian designer

Caped crusader Batman won a trademark fight with an Italian clothing retailer on Wednesday after Europe's second-top court sided with an EU patent office, ruling that the Batman logo is distinctive enough to warrant its EU trademark. → Read More

Exclusive: EU's Breton to discuss AI rules with OpenAI CEO in June

EU industry chief Thierry Breton will meet OpenAI CEO Sam Altman in San Francisco next month to discuss how the company will implement the bloc's world-leading rules on artificial intelligence (AI), EU officials said on Tuesday. → Read More

EU, Google to develop voluntary AI pact ahead of new AI rules, EU's Breton says

Alphabet and the European Commission aim to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) pact involving European and non-European companies ahead of rules to govern the technology, EU industry chief Thierry Breton said on Wednesday. → Read More

EU court rejects Meta challenge to antitrust information requests

Meta Platforms suffered a setback on Wednesday as Europe's second-top court ruled as legitimate the EU antitrust watchdog's requests for information related to its investigation into Facebook's data and online marketplace. → Read More

EU seeks top court backing in $14 billion tax fight against Apple

EU competition regulators appealed to the bloc's highest court on Tuesday to override a lower tribunal and make Apple pay a record 13 billion euros ($14.3 billion) in Irish back taxes. → Read More

Microsoft wins EU antitrust approval for Activision deal vetoed by UK

Microsoft Corp won EU antitrust approval for its $69 billion acquisition of Activision on Monday, in a significant boost that could prompt Chinese and South Korean regulators to follow suit despite a British veto of the deal. → Read More

EU lawmakers want more talks to strengthen proposed US data transfer pact

EU lawmakers on Thursday urged the European Commission to continue talks to reinforce a proposed data transfer pact with the United States, saying there were still shortcomings in the agreement. → Read More

EU lawmakers' committees agree tougher draft AI rules

European lawmakers came a step closer to passing new rules regulating artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT, following a crunch vote on Thursday. → Read More

EU decision clearing $69 billion Microsoft, Activision deal expected May 15, sources say

EU antitrust regulators are set to approve Microsoft Corp's $69 billion acquisition of Activision next week, with May 15 as the likeliest date, people familiar with the matter said. → Read More

EU draft rules propose tougher cybersecurity labelling rules for Amazon, Google, Microsoft

Amazon , Alphabet's Google, Microsoft and other non-European Union cloud service providers looking to secure an EU cybersecurity label to handle sensitive data can only do so via a joint venture with an EU-based company, according to an EU draft document seen by Reuters. → Read More

Siemens, SAP say EU draft Data Act puts trade secrets at risk

German business software maker SAP and German engineering company Siemens have joined U.S. tech giants in criticising draft EU laws on the use of data generated by smart gadgets and other consumer goods. → Read More