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Ireland to probe Facebook's handling of EU citizens' data

Ireland's Data Protection Commission could order Facebook to suspend data transfers to the US if the social network is found to be inadequately protecting that data.

By October 20, 2015


Smarter Driver: Safety differences between the EU and US

Brian Cooley looks at a transatlantic trade battle that revealed crash safety weakness in US cars versus their counterparts in the EU.

By October 19, 2015


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


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


Google blames 'bug' for burying TripAdvisor, Yelp in search

The CEOs of the two companies accuse Google of prioritizing its own services at the expense of rivals. Both are longstanding critics of Google's search engine.

By November 25, 2015