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Google slapped with $5 billion fine by EU for Android antitrust breach

European antitrust regulators have fined Google with a 4.34 billion euro ($5.04 billion) fine for abusing its position in the smartphone market to increase the dominance of its search engine, the European Commission announced in a statement
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Some nervousness, overall stable

From: Buisness-standard By Devangshu Datta Recommended by: business-standard The global trade war has intensified with China and India imposing retaliatory tariffs on US goods. Russia is threatening similar action and the EU and
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How EU should react to US steel tariffs

From: Buisness-standard By Daniel Gros Recommended by: business-standard Voluntary export restraints by Europe could hand Trump an apparent victory, while benefiting EU's steel producersThe last-minute decision by US President
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EU lawmakers raked Mark Zuckerberg over the coals — but, as usual, it didn’t matter

Mark Zuckerberg is back on his bullshit.  The Facebook CEO appeared before Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Tuesday to discuss data protection in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The questions of European lawmakers were
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GDPR and the marketer's dilemma

On the twentieth anniversary of Permission Marketing, the EU has decided to write the basic principles of that book into law. There are two ways to look at this. Lawyers and yield-maximizers can find ways to use fine print and...   
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Facebook gets even shadier, limits EU privacy law reach

Facebook is quietly looking to limit the number of users that will be protected by Europe's tough new data law, according to Reuters. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, Facebook's users agree to terms and conditions that are tied with the social media
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European customers can now enjoy Netflix anywhere in the EU

European backpackers who have been missing their favorite Netflix shows can finally rest easy.  A new EU regulation called the "Regulation on the Portability of Online Content Services" will allow any European citizens to access subscription
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4 Steps To A Data Quality Approach For Complying With New Data Regulations

The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May, has wide applicability beyond the borders of the EU. In this post, we’ll discuss some common obstacles companies encounter as well as concrete steps to take in