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EU data transfer deal with US may be illegal, says Europe's top legal counsel

Facebook and other US companies can not adequately protect EU citizens' data from government surveillance, says Advocate General Yves Bot.

By September 23, 2015


Facebook says EU's privacy investigations hurt innovation, economy

The social network's head of public policy in Europe says changes to how regulations are handled there could prompt Facebook to stop bringing new features to its service.

By April 29, 2015


EU launches antitrust probe against Disney, other film studios

The European Union contends that the studios and British pay-TV provider Sky UK are violating antitrust regulations by restricting the broadcasting of studio films to only the UK and Ireland.

By July 23, 2015


EU opens two antitrust investigations into Qualcomm

The investigations will determine whether Qualcomm was in violation of antitrust regulations in the European Union, and could mean significant fines for the company, if it's found guilty.

By July 16, 2015


EU launches antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-books business

Europe's regulators want to know whether Amazon's deals with book publishers require them to inform the e-retail giant of more favorable terms from rivals.

By June 11, 2015


Google on EU troubles: 'We don't always get it right'

Google's Matt Brittin, who oversees the company's European operations, says that his company suffered from not having enough "people on the ground" to handle EU concerns.

By June 5, 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts Facebook and other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By October 6, 2015


EU delays decision in Apple tax probe

Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager says she doesn't want to rush a decision in investigations to determine whether Apple and other companies violated European Union tax rules.

By May 5, 2015


NASA thinks it knows what Ceres' mysterious bright spots are made of

For most of 2015, the dwarf planet has been beaming a mystery back at us. Now NASA has an educated guess that might surprise you.

By October 1, 2015


Tech Retrospect: Google gets the EU antitrust treatment

Is Google abusing its position as the world's most popular search engine? Also, if you're hoping to walk into an Apple store and buy a Watch next week, we have some bad news. All that and more in your look back at the week in tech.

By April 17, 2015