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YouTube CEO says EU’s new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators – TechCrunch

YouTube CEO says EU’s new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators – TechCrunch YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her quarterly letter to creators today, which included very strong language regarding the EU’s controversial copyright reform directive. Specifically, her letter focused on Article 13, the so-called “meme ban” that states that any …

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Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch

Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook -Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee …

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Sandboxes Aren’t Enough: Blockchain Leaders Seek Regulation Relief

Sandboxes Aren’t Enough: Blockchain Leaders Seek Regulation Relief Even in blockchain-friendly jurisdictions, regulatory hurdles and old-fashioned mindsets are holding back innovation and growth for the industry. At least, that’s the conclusion you might have drawn from some of the talks at the Concordia Summit in New York Monday. The event, …

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EU parliament calls for Privacy Shield to be pulled until US complies – TechCrunch

EU parliament calls for Privacy Shield to be pulled until US complies – TechCrunch The European Parliament has been making its presence felt today. As well as reopening democratic debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal by voting against it being fast-tracked towards becoming law, MEPs have adopted a …

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EU Report Says Cryptocurrencies ‘Unlikely’ to Challenge Central Banks

EU Report Says Cryptocurrencies ‘Unlikely’ to Challenge Central Banks Cryptocurrencies will not challenge the economic power of central banks, the European Parliament said last week. In the latest Monetary Dialogue report issued on June 26, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs said that while cryptocurrencies have made …

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Zuckerberg didn’t make any friends in Europe today – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg didn’t make any friends in Europe today – TechCrunch Speaking in front of EU lawmakers today Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg namechecked the GDPR’s core principles of “control, transparency and accountability” — claiming his company will deliver come Friday, when a new European Union data protection framework, GDPR, starts being …

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EU Parliament Touts Blockchain to ‘Empower’ Businesses and Citizens

EU Parliament Touts Blockchain to ‘Empower’ Businesses and Citizens Members of the European Parliament believe small businesses could benefit from integrating blockchain technology. The Industry, Research and Energy committee voted Wednesday to recommend that small businesses look into blockchain payment systems in a move aimed at relieving some of the costs …

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