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Digital & Media 07-01-2022

Digital Brief: Reynders leaves the fence, 2022 outlook, France gets big on curbing Big Tech

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We have not so far identified issues with the Irish data protection rules or have evidence that these rules...
Digital & Media 24-12-2021

Apple’s App Store broke competition laws, Dutch watchdog says

The Netherlands' top competition regulator on Friday said Apple Inc broke the country's competition laws and ordered changes to the iPhone maker's App Store payment policies.
Digital & Media 14-12-2021

France to prioritise digital regulation, tech sovereignty during EU Council presidency

Digital regulation and tech sovereignty will be among France's digital priorities when it takes over the rotating EU Council presidency in the first half of 2022. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 02-12-2021

MEPs push for broader scope on common charger proposal

The first hearing in the European Parliament on the proposal for standardising electric chargers brought about a cross-party consensus to also include wireless chargers, laptops, smartwatches and other electronic devices. However, the European Commission stood its ground on technical reasons.
Digital & Media 24-11-2021

France orders removal of e-commerce giant Wish over safety concerns

The French government ordered on Wednesday (24 November) search engines and app stores to delist US e-commerce giant Wish on the grounds that the online retail platform was "flouting product safety regulations". EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 05-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: DSA centralised, Data Act leak, political chips, digital footprints

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We will be careful not to go the extra mile in decreasing the freedom of speech.” -Věra Jourová, Vice-President...
Digital & Media 04-11-2021

Apple slams sideloading provisions in the DMA

Apple’s senior vice-president Craig Federighi directly attacked an EU legislative proposal that allows multiple app stores, defining that so-called sideloading as “a cybercriminal’s best friend”.
Digital & Media 22-10-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: vital encryption, Germany’s coalition talks, e-Evidence approaching

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It would have been impossible for me to whistleblow without encryption. My first messages to journalists were made with...
Digital & Media 21-10-2021

French cloud industry regrets government’s ambivalence in dealing with digital giants

France's "trusted cloud" strategy is sending "contradictory messages" and leaving little room for competition in the race for digital sovereignty already dominated by the likes of Amazon, Google and Microsoft, French cloud industry players have said. EURACTIV France reports.
15-10-2021

EU anti-child abuse law could open doors for mass surveillance, report says

Security experts warn that the tools used by tech giants to detect child abuse online pose serious security and privacy risks, raising concerns around upcoming EU legislation.
Cybersecurity 13-10-2021

Apple continues pushback on sideloading and third-party app stores

As international pressure on Apple's increases over accusations of anti-competitive practices, the tech giant continues to push back against alternative app shops and sideloading in the name of user security.
Digital & Media 08-10-2021

Digital Brief: Facebook fallout, 2022 digital agenda, AI in law enforcement

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The things I saw at Facebook over and over again was, there were conflicts of interest between what was...
Digital & Media 05-10-2021

The Brief, powered by GIE — Facebook’s darkest hour

Unprecedented internet outages, public outrage, pending lawsuits, upcoming legislation, growing competition, and privacy quarrels: Facebook is facing its darkest hour.
Digital & Media 24-09-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: TTC priorities, common charger, country of origin row

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The EU and the US acknowledge the need for controls on trade in certain dual-use items, in particular certain...
Global Europe 23-09-2021

GAFA targeted by both the US and EU ahead of tech and trade meeting

The United States and European Union plan to take a more unified approach to limit the growing market power of Big Tech companies, according to a leaked draft memo. The move will be among announcements on tech, climate, trade and...
Data protection 23-09-2021

South Korea has proven we can beat Apple and Google, vice president of Match Group says

As Google and Apple are coming under attack from all sides for the power they wield over app developers, the debate is also raging in France and the European tech, particularly as the EU's landmark Digital Markets Act approaches.
Digital & Media 23-09-2021

Commission proposes common charger for electronic devices in two years

The European Commission presented on Thursday (23 September) a proposal to establish a single charger for smartphones, tablets and other devices in two years.
Digital & Media 17-09-2021

Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

Alphabet's Google and Apple have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the US tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs.
Cybersecurity 26-08-2021

Biden calls on tech giants to ‘raise the bar’ on cybersecurity

US President Joe Biden urged Big Tech leaders to step up their game in enhancing the country’s cybersecurity, following a series of high-profile cyber-attacks in recent months.
Data protection 19-08-2021

Pressure ramps up on Apple to back out from its ‘surveillance’ plan

An open letter signed by more than 90 civil society organisations on Thursday (19 August) urged Apple to abandon its recently announced plan to introduce scanning features to detect child sexual abuse material.
Economy & Jobs 02-07-2021

Global tax deal backed by 130 nations, Ireland and Hungary stay out

A total of 130 countries have agreed a global tax reform ensuring that multinationals pay their fair share wherever they operate, the OECD said on Thursday (1 July), but some EU states refused to sign up.
Digital & Media 24-06-2021

Germany fears EU digital law might loosen its antitrust grip on tech giants

German competition authorities have piled pressure on American tech giants since new rules came into force in January. However, the Digital Markets Act (DMA) currently being discussed at EU level may supersede the section of the German law that targets big tech. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Data protection 08-06-2021

Apple doubles down on privacy in new iPhone software

Apple on Monday (7 June) said it is ramping up privacy and expanding features in new iPhone operating software to be released later this year.
Digital & Media 27-05-2021

Manufacturers urged to remove pre-installed apps on new phones

As the EU debates its Digital Markets Act, calls have grown louder for manufacturers to remove all applications pre-installed on new phones in order to combat the oligopoly of "gatekeepers" such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. EURACTIV France reports.