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Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch

Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch Facebook and Airbnb have been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned the companies she’s running out of patience and said they need …

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Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch

Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 because the loss of customer data occurred when …

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EU antitrust regulator eyeing Amazon’s use of merchant data – TechCrunch

EU antitrust regulator eyeing Amazon’s use of merchant data – TechCrunch The European Union’s competition commission is looking into how Amazon uses data from retailers selling via its ecommerce marketplace, Reuters reports. Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager revealed the action today during a press conference. “We are gathering information on the …

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Natural Cycles contraception app told to clarify pregnancy risks – TechCrunch

Natural Cycles contraception app told to clarify pregnancy risks – TechCrunch A multi-month investigation by Sweden’s Medical Products Agency into a number of unwanted pregnancies among users of ‘digital contraception’ app Natural Cycles has been closed after the startup agreed to clarify the risk of the product failing. But, on the self-reported …

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UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’ – TechCrunch

UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’ – TechCrunch The UK government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no deal” departure from the European Union . Britain has less than six months to …

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UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR – TechCrunch

UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR – TechCrunch The complaints in this case were lodged prior to the UK legislating for a new surveillance regime, the 2016 Investigatory Powers Act, so in coming to a judgement the Chamber was considering the oversight regime at the time …

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European parliament gives thumbs up to controversial copyright reforms – TechCrunch

European parliament gives thumbs up to controversial copyright reforms – TechCrunch The European Parliament has just voted to back controversial proposals to reform online copyright — including supporting an extension to cover snippets of publishers content (Article 11), and to make platforms that hold significant amounts of content liable for …

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Europe to push for one-hour takedown law for terrorist content – TechCrunch

Europe to push for one-hour takedown law for terrorist content – TechCrunch The European Union’s executive body is doubling down on its push for platforms to pre-filter the Internet, publishing a proposal today for all websites to monitor uploads in order to be able to quickly remove terrorist uploads. The …

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Google back in court arguing against a global ‘right to be forgotten’ – TechCrunch

Google back in court arguing against a global ‘right to be forgotten’ – TechCrunch Google’s lawyers are in Europe’s top court today arguing against applying the region’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling globally domains, rather only geo-limiting delistings to European sub-domains (as it does now). The original rtbf ruling …

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What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote – TechCrunch

What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote – TechCrunch European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at …

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