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.
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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.
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).
The European Commission and the UK's anti-competitive regulators are looking into possible antitrust violations by Facebook Marketplace in the classified ads market by using data gathered from rivals.
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 week that's just ending has brought news relating to the ZeniMax acquisition, productivity enhancements, Windows updates, and more. Be sure to catch up on all that via our handy overview.
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.
Nokia has become the head of an EU research project into 6G called Hexa-X. The firm said that it expects 6G to become commercially available to consumers in a decade around the year 2030.
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."
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.
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 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's second-highest court has sided with Apple and Ireland in the latest episode of an on-going legal battle between the two and the European Commission. The Commission has 14 days to appeal.
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 group of 22 French and German companies will be setting up a non-profit legal entity to run the Gaia-X cloud computing platform—Europe's bid to break free of AWS, Azure, and GCP.
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.
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.
Google is set to start its appeal against the European Commission after it was handed a fine back in 2017 for using its dominance in search to allegedly crowd out rival shopping comparison firms.
The UK has confirmed that it will not adopt the EU's copyright directive as it prepares to leave the bloc next week. Articles 11 and 13 caused a stir with critics saying they'd ruin the web.
Android users in the EU will be able to select their default search engine from a list of options when setting up their new Android devices. Google will always remain on the list of choices.
The updated contract provisions that were announced in November have been rolled out in the commercial sector, and their usage will be monitored by Microsoft over the coming months.
The European Commission has approved funding from several member states which will be used to develop every stage of the battery manufacturing process, thus improving the technology.
Europol has announced that it knocked Islamic State offline. It worked with nine firms including Telegram which was hosting a large amount of terrorist content, including the Amaq propaganda outlet.
Microsoft has announced that it will update its Online Services Terms to address concerns raised by various customers in Europe and to placate the EU's data privacy regulator, the EDPS.
Today's ruling by the European Court of Justice is a linchpin for platforms like Facebook as EU member states can now instruct them to seek out and remove defamatory content worldwide.