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22 May 2014, 17:09 CET
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Expert comment on Google appealing its £2.2bn EU fine

Posted by Warwick Business School at 13 September 2017, 13:30 CET |
Filed under: Consumer, Competition, Internet

Zhewei Zhang, of Warwick Business School, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and researches digital innovation and design, comments on Google appealing its £2.2bn EU fine.

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Europe need not be afraid of data

Posted by Nick Prag at 29 September 2016, 17:15 CET |
Filed under: Data protection, Internet

"Europe should not be afraid of data" said EU Commissioner Andrus Ansip at the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia this week.

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Time to speed up EU's Net power

Posted by Nick Prag at 25 February 2016, 22:40 CET |
Filed under: Internet

How digital are we? The European Commission brought out its Digital Economy and Society Index for 2016 (DESI) this week with a favourable report of progress since last year, but warning that a slowdown in the pace of progress threatened Europe's standing at the top table of the most digitalised countries in the world.

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New, safe 'Safe Harbour' agreement needed urgently

Posted by Nick Prag at 15 October 2015, 16:55 CET |

MEPs from the Civil Liberties Committee have called on the European Commission to come up with safe alternatives to the EU-US Safe Harbour agreement, in the wake of the European Court of Justice ruling that the arrangement - used by companies like Facebook to send citizens' personal data to the US - was invalid.

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E-skills the key to unlocking Europe's potential for growth and job creation

Posted by Nick Prag at 19 March 2015, 18:30 CET |
Filed under: Employment, Internet

Last week governments, industry, NGOs and educational bodies from 22 European countries joined forces with the European Commission to push for further action to stimulate the creation of the jobs needed to build a digital single market in Europe.

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EU data protection rules set for overhaul

Posted by Nick Prag at 18 June 2015, 16:55 CET |
Filed under: Data protection, Internet

New data protection rules agreed by justice ministers this week give the Council a mandate to start talks with the European Parliament, now set for 24 June.

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Priority to the digital single market

Posted by Nick Prag at 07 May 2015, 16:30 CET |
Filed under: Internet

The Digital Single Market was earmarked as one of the Juncker Commission's top priorities, and this week it duly set out detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, with set of targeted actions which are scheduled to be delivered by the end of next year.

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Are EU charges of unfair practices against Google fair?

Posted by Nick Prag at 16 April 2015, 18:35 CET |
Filed under: antitrust, Consumer, Internet

Internet giant Google again came under EU fire this week when the European Commission formally charged it with abusing the dominance of its search engine, while at the same time launching a sensitive probe into its omnipresent Android mobile phone operating system.

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Europeans have the right to re-use and exploit public information

Posted by Nick Prag at 17 July 2014, 18:05 CET |
Filed under: Media, Data protection, Internet

Europeans have a genuine right to re-use open public information. And this week the Commission issued a set of guidelines to help Member States take advantage of the revised Directive on re-use of public sector information.

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The digital economy - opportunities for entrepreneurship and taxation

Posted by Nick Prag at 29 May 2014, 16:45 CET |
Filed under: Taxation, SMEs, Internet

The report on Taxation of the Digital Economy, released by a High Level Expert Group on 28 May, presents an important challenge for tax systems and governments: to balance the need to encourage a vital sector of Europe's economy with governments' wishes to crack down and tax avoidance and tax evasion.

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Data collection pervades our lives every day and more and more

Posted by Nick Prag at 30 January 2014, 14:20 CET |
Filed under: Data protection, Internet

Were you out celebrating Data Protection Day on Tuesday? Probably not. Maybe you shouldn't be. The issue of data protection pervades our lives every day and more and more.

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