internet

France fines Google for being vague

The French regulator has swung the GDPR stick for the first time and landed it firmly on Google’s rump, costing the firm €50 million for transparency and consent violations.

EU divided on digital tax

Fears over a reaction from the US has sent Finance Ministers from Ireland, Sweden and Denmark cowering back to their spreadsheets as the EU digital tax hits an early stumbling block.

Trump declares war on Google

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that Google search results about him are biased in favour of leftwing media.

Supreme Court ruling threatens tax raid on eCommerce

A ruling in the US Supreme Court may force internet based businesses to collect sales tax in States where the company does not have a physical presence, killing off any advantage which may exist over brick-and-mortar businesses.

Tech giants are stifling the internet – Berners-Lee

On the 29th birthday of the World Wide Web its founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee has written an open-letter condemning the dominance of the big tech players, pointing out the negative impact on competition and society on the whole.

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