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copyright 04-04-2022

Corint Media sues Microsoft for €20m over press content use

Corint Media has enforced the press publishers’ right against Microsoft - a legal action that comes after over two years of discussions on the licensing of press content use, for which Corint demands a multiple of Microsoft’s offer.
Technology 28-03-2022

French presidential election: consensus among candidates on European tech protectionism

"Buy European Act" or not, the presidential candidates agree on the need to direct more public procurement towards European digital actors in order to be able, one day maybe, to fight on equal terms against the American or Chinese giants.
18-03-2022

Digital Brief: Intel spends big, DSA fees & dark patterns

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 Chips Act will empower private companies and governments to work together to drastically advance Europe’s position in...
Technology 17-03-2022

French cloud player brings yet another anti-trust case against Microsoft

European cloud players, including France's OVHcloud, have brought a new case before the European Commission, claiming that US-based giant Microsoft is engaging in anti-competitive practices on the market
Technology 02-03-2022

Apple halts sales in Russia in response to Ukraine invasion

Apple will stop selling its products on Russian soil following calls from Ukraine in response to the war Russia has launched against the country. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 07-02-2022

France reaffirms call for ‘EU tech awakening’

France reaffirmed its ambition to see the emergence of tech giants on European soil on Monday during the first day of the EU Digital Sovereignty Conference on Monday (7 February) in Paris. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 02-02-2022

An effective Digital Markets Act – What balance will achieve certainty for all stakeholders?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out how the regulatory dialogue could be designed and implemented to contribute to the effectiveness and durability of the DMA. How would the general obligations of the DMA apply across the diverse platform services covered? How can companies best assist the EU Commission in achieving the DMA policy objectives?
Technology 01-02-2022

Civil society urges French presidential candidates to discuss digital issues

Digital matters have been noticeably missing from the debates leading up to the French presidential elections in April leading to civil society organisations calling on candidates to give more importance to innovation or skills, EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 28-01-2022

French competition watchdog to look into ‘complex’ cloud sector

France's competition watchdog announced on Thursday (27 January) that it would look into the competitive functioning of the cloud market as local players accuse US tech giants of unfair practices. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 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.
e-Commerce 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.

European providers want DMA to address ‘unfair practices’ in cloud market

Service providers are arguing that for the European cloud market to develop, the new EU antitrust law should prevent anti-competitive practices by large software providers.
Technology 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.
Technology 06-10-2021

French defence company Thales partners with Google to offer ‘trusted cloud’

France's flagship security and defence company Thales announced a new partnership with Google on Wednesday (6 October). Its objective is to obtain the so-called "trusted cloud" label from the French government, propose a sovereign cloud service, and be operational by 2023. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 14-07-2021

French MP: Digital sovereignty is about being able to choose dependencies

In an interview with EURACTIV France, French centrist MP Philippe Latombe spoke about France's approach to digital sovereignty being about being able to choose who they can depend on and pointed to EU countries currently not being 'on the same page' when it comes to digital sovereignty.

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.

Digital industry afraid of being seen as a polluter, says Commission adviser

Digitalisation must be part of the solution and not a part of the problem, EU lawmaker Geese said at a EURACTIV event on Tuesday (15 June), where the participants deliberated on the complex relationship between digitalisation and sustainability.
Technology 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.
Data protection 01-04-2021

French data watchdog to start checking cookie policy compliance

France's data protection watchdog CNIL will from Thursday (1 April) begin conducting checks to ensure websites are in compliance with new guidelines on advertising trackers after the deadline it granted expired. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 16-03-2021

France gets green light to use Amazon-hosted Doctolib for jab bookings

The interim relief judge of the French Council of State ruled last Friday (12 March) that the health ministry's decision to integrate medical portal Doctolib, which uses Amazon’s hosting services, into its online booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations did not infringe privacy and personal data protection rights. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 11-03-2021

Google to raise advertising fees to offset French, Spanish GAFA tax

In an email to French and Spanish advertisers last week, Google announced a 3% increase in advertising rates on its platform from May, to cover what has been termed the 'GAFA tax' in force in both countries. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 19-02-2021

French decision to have Microsoft host Health Data Hub still attracts criticism

The French government's decision to have Microsoft host the country's Health Data Hub is causing outrage in the French and European digital ecosystem, it is also worrying data protection advocates. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 12-02-2021

French parliament adopts new rules to combat hate online

France's National Assembly adopted on Thursday (11 February) a series of articles and amendments for regulating hate online and on platforms and introduced steep penalties, as part of the country's much-debated bill on "reinforcing respect for the principles of the Republic". EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 26-11-2020

France to levy tax on digital giants before Biden administration takes office

France confirmed on Wednesday it will levy its tax on digital giants for 2020, following a warning by Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire in October that it would do so. With this decision, however, it risks US countermeasures at a time when it is scrambling for public money amid a devastating pandemic. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.