Startups in Europe can only be successful if they have solid rules in the online space. But in an attempt to limit the power of tech giants, the European Union risks hampering the next generation of European startups too, writes Lenard Koschwitz.
The European Union's top judge hit back at accusations that his court overstepped the mark with sweeping rulings imposed across the bloc, saying it was often left having to clear up vague legislation put together by the member states.
The EU’s antitrust case against Google should be widened to cover the local search market. Lack of competition in this domain harms consumers, EU companies and the Digital Single Market, writes Kostas Rossoglou.
The advent of the gig economy has brought fundamental changes to the way in which we access goods and services and turned traditional business models on their head. Denis Pennel considers its impact on employment and the likely implications for the future of work.
With 500 million downloads in its first month, PokemonGo was last summer’s greatest hit. Hundreds, thousands, even millions of people began to spend hours glued to their smartphones in the hope of catching strange creatures.
EU plans to charge internet companies for linking to online news were presented today (14 September) after a heated, two-year-long fight over whether the “Google tax” will help publishers stay profitable—or simply be overzealous regulation that could "break the internet".
Websites such as Google's YouTube, DailyMotion and Pinterest could be required to seek licences or revenue-sharing deals with artists for content that is uploaded by their users as part of the European Union's planned copyright overhaul.
The threat of terrorism has greatly accelerated the exchange of data between European states. Social media has become indispensable, both for investigative purposes and to fight propaganda. EURACTIV France reports.
European countries relying on finance as a source of revenue are becoming increasingly concerned about Brexit, according to search data from Google. And with good reason: rating agency S&P has highlighted just how sensitive their economies are to the UK. EURACTIV France reports.
“There is a need for regulation and harmonization,” said Center of European Economic Research’s head Achim Wambach during a conference on reforming the regulation of professions organized by the European Commission in Brussels.
Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook said they will remove posts containing hate speech within 24 hours as part of a new agreement organised by the European Commission to counter extremism on the internet.
EXCLUSIVE / Germany's data protection commissioner, Andrea Voßhoff, has urged caution when it comes to Google Home and Amazon Echo: the companies' flagship voice command services. EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
Google said Thursday (19 May) it feared for free speech if France succeeded in forcing it to apply the right to have information about a person removed from its search engines not just in France, but worldwide.