The decision by the EU’s top court that individual countries can order Facebook to take down posts globally sets a benchmark for the reach of European laws governing the internet.
Walt Disney has offered concessions in an attempt to allay EU antitrust concerns over its $71.3 billion bid for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, the European Commission said on Monday. Disney submitted its proposal on Friday, according to a filing on the EU competition enforcer’s website which however did not provide details.
Facebook said today it was publishing its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information, as it prepares for the start of a tough new EU data protection law.
European Union’s antitrust chief slapped the biggest ever cartel fine — over €1.47 billion ($1.96 billion) — on seven companies for allegedly rigging the international market of television and computer monitor tubes. The EU’s Commission ruled that, for a decade ending in 2006, the companies — including Philips, LG Electronics and Panasonic — artificially set prices, shared markets and restricted their output.