Three has said that it's bringing back roaming charges for people visiting EU countries. Customers will have to pay £2 per day in these countries from May 23 if they renew a contract after Oct. 1.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has issued a €225 million fine to WhatsApp for violating GDPR rules. The DPC also said that WhatsApp will have to change its processes to align with GDPR.
Google France's chief has filed an appeal against France's €500 million fine that was imposed in July. The executive claims that the penalty is disproportionate and undermines existing efforts.
Vodafone has gone back on its word after just eight months by stating that it will re-introduce EU roaming charges from January 6. Luckily, existing customers that don't upgrade will be unaffected.
The EU has said Google's hotel and flight services need to be more transparent about the order of results it provides and how much the bookings will cost after fees and taxes are added on.
TikTok has been fined a huge sum of money by the Dutch DPA, a sum total of €750,000, for not appropriately communicating its app's data privacy and usage policy, in accordance with the EU's GDPR.
Google has been fined a whopping €500 million ($592 million) in France for failing to reach an agreement with news agencies about how they will be compensated for their content being displayed.
The mobile operator EE has said it will bring back mobile roaming fees just months after stating it had no plans to do so. It will affect EE customers from January 2022 who go to Europe.
The EC has announced a formal probe into Google's advertising practices. Among other things, it will be scrutinising Google's plan to prohibit third-party cookies within Google Chrome.
Google has announced that it is opening the process of addition to the choice screen for all eligible search providers. This means that the company will get rid of its controversial auction system.
Google has vowed to improve interoperability with third-party ad platforms after a French antitrust watchdog found it to be biased towards Google's own marketplace and fined it €220 million (~$268m).
Samsung seems to be taking on LG and TCL in the rollable display segment as it filed a new trademark application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for the name "Z Roll".
Microsoft has announced the EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud, which means that all data of EU customers utilizing Microsoft services may be stored in the EU region only by the end of 2022.
The European Commission has raised several concerns with Apple over its 30% in-app purchases fee and the anti-steering rules that it has in place which third-party app developers must abide by.
Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda's parent company, ZeniMax Media, has been approved by the European Union. Microsoft will own massive franchises like DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, and more.
Vodafone has released a new report which suggests that the European Union could boost its GDP by 7.2% per capita by 2027 if member states further embrace digitalisation in their economies.
The European Union's competition regulators are set to decide the fate of Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media on March 5. If approved, the deal will bring titles like Doom under Microsoft's wing.
The EU Commission has fined Valve, Bandai Namco, Capcom, and other publishers for geo-restricting their games inside the EU Digital Single Market where these restrictions are not allowed.
The Polish government has proposed a new law which would see the establishment of a free speech council that could fine social media firms if they delete content that's not illegal in Poland.
The European Commission has announced the first startups it will invest in as a shareholder, with a total of €178 million being granted to up-and-coming businesses through a new innovation fund.
The four big mobile carriers in the UK have revealed that they do not plan to bring back roaming fees when the country begins its new relationship with the EU in just a matter of days.
Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn, Roblox and Yubo have said they plan to keep using technologies to detect and remove child abuse material that users attempt to upload to their services despite an EU law.
The European Commission has concluded its investigation of Google's acquisition of Fitbit, allowing the Mountain View giant to go through with the purchase, though there are conditions.
The European Commission has found that Amazon violates antitrust rules by using non-public third-party seller data to promote and develop its own products. Another investigation has also been started.
Alphabet CFO said that the firm expects to obtain the "necessary regulatory approvals to hopefully complete the transaction by the end of this year. But the time frame may extend beyond that."
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) is investigating Instagram over the handling of children's data. If the app is found to have broken privacy laws, the regulator could issue a heavy fine.
Several organisations and individuals have announced Global Privacy Control. It's hoped GPC will become an open standard that lets people enforce their rights under privacy laws like CCPA and GDPR.
The European Union is set to appeal the General Court's decision from July which said Apple had not broken any laws with its tax arrangement with Ireland. The EU says the firm has underpaid its tax.
YouTube will require some users in Europe to verify their age before watching age-restricted videos. The upcoming change will take effect in the next few months in line with the region's regulations.
TikTok has announced that it's signing up to the E.U.'s 4-year-old anti-hate speech code of conduct. TikTok said that it has always opposed illegal hate speech in its terms and conditions.
In what seems to be an inadvertent move, Samsung has revealed the specs and European price for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy M51. Until recently, only an Indian launch was officially confirmed.
In line with a report from last week, the European Commission has announced an in-depth investigation of Google's acquisition of Fitbit to find out how the transaction would affect competition.
Google's acquisition of Fitbit, announced towards the end of last year, is reportedly going to be the target of an antitrust probe by the European Commission due to Google's use of Fitbit data.
The EU has asked the United States to come to the negotiating table at the OECD level in order to hammer out some rules over digital taxation. The EU wants to see digital firms fairly taxed.
The European Commission has announced that it's opening an antitrust investigation to determine whether Apple's App Store policies for in-app purchases violate competition rules in the EU.
A European Central Bank board member has said that the organisation doesn't yet see a business case for developing a digital currency. He said, however, this doesn't stop the ECB looking into it.
YouTube today announced that it is switching its streams all across the world to 480p to reduce network congestion. The move comes a week after the company had reduced streaming quality in the EU.
The Walt Disney Company announced today that it will lower the bandwidth use of Disney+ when it launches in the European Union market on March 24 in "anticipation of high consumer demand".
Following in the footsteps of Netflix and YouTube, Amazon has now also announced that it would be lowering bitrates for Prime Video viewers in Europe so as to reduce network congestion in the region.
After Netflix, YouTube will now be reducing its streaming quality in the European Union to reduce the load on the internet and minimize network congestion. All videos will now be streamed in SD.