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The European Commission has published its DESI 2022 report, which looks at how much digitalization progress member states are making. It highlighted that the deployment of 5G is going too slow.
The UK and Republic of Korea have signed a data adequacy agreement that will allow the two countries to transfer data between each other. The countries also agreed for the protection of this data.
EU and EEA residents can now cancel Amazon Prime with a much more streamlined process, following complaints from the European Commission in April 2021, resulting in less confusion.
A job search firm in Denmark has filed a complaint against Google, saying that the company uses its inferior Google for Jobs tool to stifle the competition and tighten its grip over the labour market.
The UK is thinking about changing laws around cookies to reduce how many pop-ups users see when they visit websites. Politicians are seeking an opt-out mechanism rather than an opt-in.
The European Commission could unveil new rules on Thursday, according to a new report. It would see social media firms having to take action against deepfake content being posted on their platforms.
New EU rules have come into force which makes hosting service providers pull terrorist content within one hour of being notified by EU member states. Orders will come with a detailed justification.
The European Union has agreed to make USB-C the charging standard for a wide range of electronics, including phones and tablets, by 2024. The legislation will also apply to laptops around 2026.
The United States and European Union will try to avoid a subsidy race as they look to boost chip output. The parties want to avoid manufacturing pooling in a handful of areas, weakening supply chains.
A report claims that Apple will not only ditch Lightning connectivity for iPhones in the near future, but also for other accessories such as AirPods, MagSafe Battery Pack, Magic Mouse, and more.
According to a leaked document, Facebook engineers have admitted that Facebook itself doesn't know what it does with its own users' data and where it goes after entering its servers.
EU has formally decided to adopt the Digital Services Act, a collection of new laws that attempts to reign in user profiling for targeted ads and seeks more transparency on content algorithms.
Vodafone has launched STEP which will be compatible with all third-party apps and in-vehicle navigation systems to improve communication for enhanced road safety on European roads.
The European Union and the U.S. have reached a provisional agreement over the transatlantic data transfer, which could help companies collect and process user data, possibly with better safeguards.
A European Union Parliament committee has decided not to ban proof-of-work cryptocurrencies in the bloc. Such a ban would have affected the most popular cryptos including Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Vodafone wants big tech, which is driving up data usage, to shoulder the burden of upgrading mobile networks as it and other operators are failing to do this and turn much of a profit.
The EU Commission has announced a comprehensive set of measures called the "European Chips Act" that will bolster Europe's semiconductor chip-making capabilities while reducing dependency on Asia.
Meta has categorically denied threatening to restrict access to Facebook, Instagram, and other services in Europe after earnings reports seemed to suggest the same. The company is concerned though.
Xiaomi's products have received certification from TRUSTe showing that they work in compliance with the EU's GDPR which guarantees strong privacy protections for people in the economic bloc.
Intel has seen a major victory in court as a 2009 European Commission ruling and a $1.2 billion fine against it for anticompetitive behavior and practices to stifle AMD has been overturned.
The European Commission has put forward its declaration on digital rights. EU officials will now look over the draft, debate it, and then the EC wants to ratify the document in the summer.
The Dutch data protection regulator is investigating Google Analytics with results due in early 2022. Google could be forced to alter its software if it's found to contravene the GDPR.
Virgin Media O2 has revealed it will not be bringing back European roaming charges for customers on either the O2 or Virgin Mobile networks. It has no plans to reintroduce charges but could in future.
While this week was relatively slow due to the holiday season, we do have some notable items to recap including Active Directory woes, a couple of acquisitions, and what almost became Cortana's name.
The European Commission, the executive body of the EU, has given the go-ahead for Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance. Nuance develops transcription software and will boost Microsoft's AI prowess.
The European Commission is working on a new Directive that'd re-classify many self-employed people as workers making them eligible for a range of benefits such as sick pay and the minimum wage.
The European Commission has taken the decision to start releasing its software under open source licenses. It believes this will benefit society as others can make use of the code.
The European Commission is seeking to introduce a declaration on digital principles following a Eurobarometer survey's publication showing widespread support for the creation of such a document.
In the upcoming week, we'll be getting several satellite launches. Among them will be the launch of two new Galileo satellites and 53 Starlink satellites. There are no manned missions this week.
A coalition led by Nextcloud is taking on Microsoft in the European Union. It says that Microsoft is acting anti-competitively by bundling OneDrive, Teams, and other software in Windows 11.
Uber has stopped offering its taxi service in Brussels following a court's ban earlier this week. Uber said it was disappointed with the decision and yesterday drivers held city-wide protests.
Yoti has made it possible for EU citizens to add their COVID-19 vaccine certificate to the Yoti app to more conveniently gain access to venues. Yoti said it was a highly requested feature.
Microsoft has unveiled its Digital AmBEtion plan which will bring a datacenter region to Belgium giving companies of all sizes greater access to the Microsoft Azure range of products and services.
Facebook has announced that it will hire 10,000 people across the European Union in the coming years as it builds its new platform called the Metaverse where people can interact in virtual reality.
Intel's CEO Pat Gelsinger has ruled out the UK as the site for the firm's European factory. He said the company is considering 70 proposals from 10 countries inside the European Union.
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.
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.