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North American, UK, Asian regulators press EU on data privacy exemption

The new EU law strengthens personal data privacy rights in the bloc, giving consumers greater control over their personal information.

26 Jun 2018 7:52 AM

US allies to fight Trump’s tariffs plan, warn of trade war

Countries around the world announced retaliatory countermeasures and warned that the US plan will hurt US consumers.

01 Jun 2018 8:43 PM

France, Germany push for EU funding for technology start-ups

Europe has long been seen as a laggard in developing new technologies compared with the United States.

28 May 2018 5:04 PM

Amid the confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

The implementation of GDPR has also made data protection an issue in contract negotiations as firms argue about data breaches in future.

27 May 2018 7:47 AM

What’s changing under new data privacy rules

Not much will change for you, at least right away; companies will keep on collecting and analysing personal data from your phone.

26 May 2018 7:16 PM


Microsoft swears to extend EU data rights worldwide

This new move allows users to see what information the company collects about the user and correct or delete it if necessary.

22 May 2018 12:00 PM

From Yahoo to Uber, major hacks of data

European Union's new data protection rules follow scandals involving lax personal data protection procedures.

15 May 2018 11:46 AM

EU data protection may trigger a global ripple effect

The new data protection rules may have a greater impact on the firms, including United States and China.

15 May 2018 8:14 AM

European regulators: We're not ready for new privacy law

The pan-EU law comes into effect this month and will cover companies that collect large amounts of customer data including Facebook.

09 May 2018 10:00 AM

Facebook attempts to block referral of privacy case to EU's top court

The case is the question on methods used by tech firms to transfer data outside the EU give its consumers’ protection from US surveillance.

30 Apr 2018 9:12 PM


WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of data law change

Facebook owned WhatsApp has raised minimum age in Europe from 13 to 16 years.

25 Apr 2018 7:52 AM

EU opens competition probe into Apple's bid for music app Shazam

Apple announced the deal in December to help it better compete with industry leader Spotify.

24 Apr 2018 8:21 AM

Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

Google holds 90 per cent of the European search market, meaning there are few plausible alternatives for handset makers to opt out.

12 Apr 2018 9:08 PM

EU plans tougher consumer laws for Facebook, Gmail

This comes after the reports that a political consultancy misused the data of 50M FB users in a bid to influence the 2016 US election.

23 Mar 2018 8:30 AM

EU targets Levi's, bourbon, Harley Davidson to counter Trump trade war

The European Commission has called Trump's plan a blatant intervention amounting to protectionism.

03 Mar 2018 12:12 PM


Terror content ordered to be taken off within an hour: EU to web firms

New recommendations also include steps to crack down on other harmful illegal content such as hate speech and images of child sexual abuse.

02 Mar 2018 8:48 AM

EU removes Panama, 7 others from tax haven list

The blacklist now covers: American Samoa, Bahrain, Guam, Marshall Islands, Namibia, Palau, Saint Lucia, Samoa and Trinidad and Tobago.

23 Jan 2018 7:21 PM

Right-wing push in snap polls: Austria set to elect youngest EU leader

'Whizz-kid' Sebastian Kurz is likely to form a coalition with the Freedom Party.

15 Oct 2017 11:38 AM

Britain and the EU are stuck in a 'disturbing' deadlock over the Brexit divorce bill

The possibility of Britain leaving without a deal has suddenly become a reality in recent days.

12 Oct 2017 6:09 PM

Jean-Claude Juncker says 5.7 per cent GDP is not a slowdown

EC President Jean-Claude Juncker says it is much better than that clocked by major economies of Europe.

07 Oct 2017 11:33 AM