Meta’s Ad Practices Ruled Illegal Under E.U. Law

The decision is one of the most consequential issued under the E.U.’s landmark data-protection law and creates a new business headwind for the social media giant.

EU Takes Aim At Social Media’s Harms With Landmark New Law

The Digital Services Act would force Meta, Google and others to combat misinformation and restrict certain online ads. How European officials will wield it remains to be seen.

EU Takes Aim At Big Tech’s Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union was expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.

EU Approves UK Data Rules, Avoiding Online Advertising Chaos

The approval should be good for four years, but the EU Commission warned it will revoke that if it discerns problems threatening EU citizens’ data privacy rights

EU Hits Google With $5B Antitrust Fine

While Google can easily afford the record fine, the ruling could hurt the company’s business model, which relies on giving away its operating system in return for opportunities to sell ads and other products.

Facebook Makes Privacy Policy Push

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.

EU To Seek Higher Digital Taxes On US Giants

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — There’s a groundswell of support in the European Union to make sure that digital U.S. giants pay more taxes on their lucrative business in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. He said he already counted 19 of 28 nations in support of plans for continent-wide fiscal rules on taxing major […]

Streaming Victory For European Broadcasters

The European Union’s Court of Justice sides with ITV Broadcasting and others in ruling against TVCatchup, a service that allows consumers to watch over-the-air TV on their computers and digital devices.

EU To Make Broadcasters Give Up Spectrum

European broadcasters are emerging from a period of uncertainty to discover they will have to cede more primary spectrum to mobile broadband operators, but are being offered some concessions over reallocation.