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Alex Blair 2016-07-12
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In force as soon as member states realise it's been adopted

This is kinda what you were hoping for, right guys?

The European Commission has this morning adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which will enter into force as soon as all member states are notified of the adequacy decision PDF .

Privacy Shield, which has been adopted after months of negotiations, is an agreement between the EU and the US which ostensibly ensures that the data protection which Europeans benefit from when their personal data is held locally is also effected when that data is transported to the US.

Andrus Ansip, the European Commission's veep for the Digital Single Market, said the agreement "will protect the personal data of our people and provide clarity for businesses.

Data flows between our two continents are essential to our society and economy – we now have a robust framework ensuring these transfers take place in the best and safest conditions."

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Charles Gilbert 2020-08-04
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The European Commission has opened an investigation to see whether Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit is fair game under competition and merger rules.
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Brian Plymel 2019-06-05
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the American information technology giant Google is to appeal the EU's decision to impose a fine of nearly 16 million.

the EUROPEAN commission ruled in march of this year ruled that Google has violated EUROPEAN competition law by abusing its dominant position on the market of the sem.

this informs the expert that is going to appeal against the decision.

A spokesman for the EUROPEAN commission said, however, the u.s. CNBC that the european commission will defend its decision.

in the Past, the EUROPEAN commission has, in the two cases, imposed fines at a total of € 6.8 billion, slightly more than sek 70 billion, and Google.

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Freddie Gagne 2017-07-05
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Last week, The European Commission slapped Google with a fairly massive fine.

The Commission ordered Google to pay €2.4 billion over the violation of antitrust laws related to the way it placed its own Google Shopping results in search.

Now, Google could be facing an even bigger antitrust fine from The European Commission, and this time the Commission’s point of contention is Android.

We’ve known that The European Commission has had its eye on Android for a while now, as it said back when it announced antitrust charges for Google Shopping that it was going to look at Google’s handling of the mobile OS.

Now, two sources close to the matter tell Reuters that the European Commission is considering another antitrust fine related to Android that could potentially be bigger than the €2.4 billion one it levied for Google Shopping.

Such a fine, along with an accompanying verdict from the European Commission, could spell bad news for Google Ssrvices.

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Trisha Lewis 2016-11-25
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The EC has passed details of the attack to the EU s cyber emergency response team

The European Commission EC has suffered a large scale cyberattack that put the European Union s EU main website out of action for several hours on Thursday.

As well as overloading and knocking out the website, the attack also prevented EC staff from accessing the Internet.

EC IT services confirmed that the attack began at about 3pm causing its servers to be overloaded, and it took them until the evening to bring the situation under control.

The IT team emailed staff after 6pm explaining that the commission had been the victim of a denial of services DOS attack, which resulted in the saturation of the Internet connection .

An EC spokesperson told POLITICO that no data breach had occurred, adding: The attack has so far been successfully stopped with no interruption of service, although connection speeds have been affected for a time.

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Thomas Owens 2016-07-05
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The European Commission wants industry to contribute three-quarters of the cash

Flags in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on June 17, 2015

The European Union is stumping up €450 million $500 million to fund research into cybersecurity -- and wants industry to contribute three times that.

The EU's executive body, the European Commission, is concerned about the vulnerability of the EU economy to cyberattacks, warning in a report Tuesday that they "could undermine the digital single market and economic and social life as a whole."

The $2 billion cybersecurity public-private partnership cPPP is intended boost cross-border research into cybersecurity, and to aid development of security products and services for the energy, health, transport and finance industries, the European Commission said Tuesday.

It's not the Commission's first attempt to coordinate EU member states' cybersecurity strategies.

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Richard Skaggs 2021-03-06
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President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed to the move on a call Friday, the European commission said in a statement.The fight over aid to Airbus SE and Boeing Co. has resulted in duties that target a combined $11.5 billion in transatlantic trade
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Rodney Edson 2019-06-27
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“The merged entity would not have sufficient market power to shut out or marginalise its competitors”

The European Commission (EC) has unconditionally approved IBM’s landmark $34 billion acquisition of open source vendor Red Hat.

Europe’s executive arm took just nine weeks to waive the deal through.

Among the issues it had assessed: whether IBM could reduce the competitiveness of rivals’ offerings by degrading their interoperability with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The US’s Department of Justice approved the deal on May 7.

IBM only filed for approval of the proposed deal with the EC on May 20.

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Rosalie Bishop 2017-06-27
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in 2015, accused the EUROPEAN commission Google to have infringed EU competition law in the handling of search results, and now reports in The Guardian that the judgment has been made.

in Total, the Commission investigated Google in seven years.

Google flips konkurrensbrott, and will now face a fine of 2,42 billion, or about 23.6 billion crowns.

the Company was found guilty of having manipulated the search results so that its own shoppingtjänst received priority vis-à-vis competitors.

according to the Commission, lead to a deterioration of opportunities for other companies to compete and innovate in the market, and given the european consumers fewer choices.

Now, Google has 90 days to cease the lagvidriga methods, otherwise, the Commission may give an additional fine of up to five percent of the global daily revenue of the parent Alphabet.

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Shane Green 2016-11-11
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The European Commission has announced it is offering funding to aid in the development of prototypes proving new approaches to improving the efficiency of processors.

The European Commission has put forward a plan to encourage the development of computer processors with a significantly improved performance-per-watt PPW , offering funding for creation of viable prototypes.

Speaking during the HiPEAC Autumn 2016 Computing Systems Week event in Dublin, the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology for the European Commission's Sandro D'Elia revealed that the European Union's Horizon 2020 research programme would start offering funding to businesses working in the field of high-efficiency computing.

'We re looking for innovative processor designs orientated to high performance computing, which is very important to European industry, D'Elia told attendees.

'The European Commission wants Europe to avail of a new family of processors with a significantly better energy-to-performance ratio compared to current offerings, specifically tailored for high-performance, low-power server-side applications.'

Dubbed ICT-05-2017: Customised and Low Energy Computing, the programme will offer funding without imposing specific technical solutions upon applicants.

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William Gonzales 2017-06-27
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Google has 90 days to amend the way shopping results factor into its search engine, or risk seeing its $2.73 billion penalty get significantly larger.

Earlier this month, reports began to circulate that Google was likely to be hit with a hefty fine following a major investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices conducted by the European Commission.

Now, the organization has confirmed that the search giant will be forced to pay $2.73 billion in sanctions.

The Commission’s investigation into Google’s activities emerged in October 2016.

The issue revolves around its practice of serving up web results that prioritize products sold via its shopping service, which is being interpreted as an unfair advantage over other retailers offering the same items.

A press release issued Tuesday by the European Commission lays out the charges being leveled against Google in no uncertain terms.

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Jerry Smith 2017-02-02
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Disparate regional pricing is a lingering issue for Steam and the European Commission's investigation may lead to more consistent prices for consumers in the future.

The European Commission launched an investigation targeting Valve s Steam platform, claiming that multiple gaming publishers worked together to curb cross-border competition with regard to pricing.

As part of its investigation, the European Commission intends to promote a Digital Single Market Strategy that will ensure competitive pricing for digital content across several European nations.

The European Commission claims that Valve promoted price-fixing geo-blocking practices in collusion with publishers Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media and ZeniMax.

The investigation specifically targets the usage of activation keys, which are required to authenticate and use Steam software upon purchase.

According to the European Commission s initial report, activation keys also serve as a method to block consumers from purchasing digital Steam content at a discount from other regional storefronts.

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Mark Alexander 2021-01-29
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facial recognition

Recently, the European Commission stated that companies must not use facial recognition technology to judge employees. In recent years, facial recognition technology has become very ...

The post The European Commission Doesn’t Allow Companies To Use Facial Recognition Freely appeared first on Gizchina.com.

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Antonio Barron 2018-04-03
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The European Commission has pledged to crackdown on social media firms in a fresh drive to silence so called ‘fake news’ propagated by their networks.

Spurred by a recent leak of Facebook data, the commission has vowed to intervene in order to prevent democratic processes from being ‘subverted’ ahead of next year’s elections to the European Parliament.

Sir Julian King, European commissioner for security, is leading calls for a ‘clear game plan’ to tackle the issue, including a ‘more binding approach’ than self-regulation in the fight against the spread of disinformation online.

In a letter to his colleague, Mariya Gabriel, commissioner for the digital economy, King wrote: “It is clear that the cyber-security threat we are facing is changing from one primarily targeting systems to one that is also increasingly about deploying cyber means to manipulate behaviour, deepen societal divides, subvert our democratic systems and raise questions about our democratic institutions.”

Far from a solely European issue, the Indian government vowed to cancel the accreditation of journalists found guilty of writing fake news over the weekend in a bid to clampdown on its spread across the sub continent.

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William Ewing 2018-01-12
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The funds will support the development of exascale performance systems by 2023.

The European Commission (EC) will funnel €1bn investment into high performance computing (HPC) by 2020 in a bid to keep Europe on par with boosted tech funding in the USA, Japan and BRIC.

€486m, matched by a similar amount from Member States and associated countries, totaling around one billion Euros of public funds.

On top of this, private individuals and groups will also contribute, in return for part-ownership and operation rights of technologies produced.

A new structure, the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, will divide the investment across a three-pronged strategy: technology development, providing access to industry and SMEs, and infrastructure support.

As part of R investment, scientists will receive support to acquire pre-exascale compute technologies, attaining exascale (a billion billion or 1018 calculations per second) performance systems by 2023.

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Toby Taft 2016-09-08

They have a chance to turn the tables on the commission at the bloc s highest courts, where they are preparing to appeal.

The European Commission, the bloc s antitrust regulator, has ordered Ireland to recoup about €13 billion, or roughly $14.6 billion, in taxes that the commission has estimated Apple avoided paying in Europe for more than a decade.

There is a strong record of the European Union s top court ruling in favor of the European Commission s decisions.

But lawyers say there is one area where that trend isn t as clear-cut: state-aid cases dealing with tax matters.

The commission decision is not the endgame, said José Luis Buendía, a Brussels-based partner at law firm Garrigues.

Mr. Buendía has acted on behalf of companies in two recent state-aid cases in which the commission s decisions were annulled by the general court, the bloc s second-highest tribunal.

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Alex Blair 2016-07-12
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In force as soon as member states realise it's been adopted

This is kinda what you were hoping for, right guys?

The European Commission has this morning adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which will enter into force as soon as all member states are notified of the adequacy decision PDF .

Privacy Shield, which has been adopted after months of negotiations, is an agreement between the EU and the US which ostensibly ensures that the data protection which Europeans benefit from when their personal data is held locally is also effected when that data is transported to the US.

Andrus Ansip, the European Commission's veep for the Digital Single Market, said the agreement "will protect the personal data of our people and provide clarity for businesses.

Data flows between our two continents are essential to our society and economy – we now have a robust framework ensuring these transfers take place in the best and safest conditions."

Brian Plymel 2019-06-05
img

the American information technology giant Google is to appeal the EU's decision to impose a fine of nearly 16 million.

the EUROPEAN commission ruled in march of this year ruled that Google has violated EUROPEAN competition law by abusing its dominant position on the market of the sem.

this informs the expert that is going to appeal against the decision.

A spokesman for the EUROPEAN commission said, however, the u.s. CNBC that the european commission will defend its decision.

in the Past, the EUROPEAN commission has, in the two cases, imposed fines at a total of € 6.8 billion, slightly more than sek 70 billion, and Google.

Trisha Lewis 2016-11-25
img

The EC has passed details of the attack to the EU s cyber emergency response team

The European Commission EC has suffered a large scale cyberattack that put the European Union s EU main website out of action for several hours on Thursday.

As well as overloading and knocking out the website, the attack also prevented EC staff from accessing the Internet.

EC IT services confirmed that the attack began at about 3pm causing its servers to be overloaded, and it took them until the evening to bring the situation under control.

The IT team emailed staff after 6pm explaining that the commission had been the victim of a denial of services DOS attack, which resulted in the saturation of the Internet connection .

An EC spokesperson told POLITICO that no data breach had occurred, adding: The attack has so far been successfully stopped with no interruption of service, although connection speeds have been affected for a time.

Richard Skaggs 2021-03-06
img
President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed to the move on a call Friday, the European commission said in a statement.The fight over aid to Airbus SE and Boeing Co. has resulted in duties that target a combined $11.5 billion in transatlantic trade
Rosalie Bishop 2017-06-27
img

in 2015, accused the EUROPEAN commission Google to have infringed EU competition law in the handling of search results, and now reports in The Guardian that the judgment has been made.

in Total, the Commission investigated Google in seven years.

Google flips konkurrensbrott, and will now face a fine of 2,42 billion, or about 23.6 billion crowns.

the Company was found guilty of having manipulated the search results so that its own shoppingtjänst received priority vis-à-vis competitors.

according to the Commission, lead to a deterioration of opportunities for other companies to compete and innovate in the market, and given the european consumers fewer choices.

Now, Google has 90 days to cease the lagvidriga methods, otherwise, the Commission may give an additional fine of up to five percent of the global daily revenue of the parent Alphabet.

William Gonzales 2017-06-27
img

Google has 90 days to amend the way shopping results factor into its search engine, or risk seeing its $2.73 billion penalty get significantly larger.

Earlier this month, reports began to circulate that Google was likely to be hit with a hefty fine following a major investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices conducted by the European Commission.

Now, the organization has confirmed that the search giant will be forced to pay $2.73 billion in sanctions.

The Commission’s investigation into Google’s activities emerged in October 2016.

The issue revolves around its practice of serving up web results that prioritize products sold via its shopping service, which is being interpreted as an unfair advantage over other retailers offering the same items.

A press release issued Tuesday by the European Commission lays out the charges being leveled against Google in no uncertain terms.

Mark Alexander 2021-01-29
img
facial recognition

Recently, the European Commission stated that companies must not use facial recognition technology to judge employees. In recent years, facial recognition technology has become very ...

The post The European Commission Doesn’t Allow Companies To Use Facial Recognition Freely appeared first on Gizchina.com.

William Ewing 2018-01-12
img

The funds will support the development of exascale performance systems by 2023.

The European Commission (EC) will funnel €1bn investment into high performance computing (HPC) by 2020 in a bid to keep Europe on par with boosted tech funding in the USA, Japan and BRIC.

€486m, matched by a similar amount from Member States and associated countries, totaling around one billion Euros of public funds.

On top of this, private individuals and groups will also contribute, in return for part-ownership and operation rights of technologies produced.

A new structure, the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, will divide the investment across a three-pronged strategy: technology development, providing access to industry and SMEs, and infrastructure support.

As part of R investment, scientists will receive support to acquire pre-exascale compute technologies, attaining exascale (a billion billion or 1018 calculations per second) performance systems by 2023.

Charles Gilbert 2020-08-04
img
The European Commission has opened an investigation to see whether Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit is fair game under competition and merger rules.
Freddie Gagne 2017-07-05
img

Last week, The European Commission slapped Google with a fairly massive fine.

The Commission ordered Google to pay €2.4 billion over the violation of antitrust laws related to the way it placed its own Google Shopping results in search.

Now, Google could be facing an even bigger antitrust fine from The European Commission, and this time the Commission’s point of contention is Android.

We’ve known that The European Commission has had its eye on Android for a while now, as it said back when it announced antitrust charges for Google Shopping that it was going to look at Google’s handling of the mobile OS.

Now, two sources close to the matter tell Reuters that the European Commission is considering another antitrust fine related to Android that could potentially be bigger than the €2.4 billion one it levied for Google Shopping.

Such a fine, along with an accompanying verdict from the European Commission, could spell bad news for Google Ssrvices.

Thomas Owens 2016-07-05
img

The European Commission wants industry to contribute three-quarters of the cash

Flags in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on June 17, 2015

The European Union is stumping up €450 million $500 million to fund research into cybersecurity -- and wants industry to contribute three times that.

The EU's executive body, the European Commission, is concerned about the vulnerability of the EU economy to cyberattacks, warning in a report Tuesday that they "could undermine the digital single market and economic and social life as a whole."

The $2 billion cybersecurity public-private partnership cPPP is intended boost cross-border research into cybersecurity, and to aid development of security products and services for the energy, health, transport and finance industries, the European Commission said Tuesday.

It's not the Commission's first attempt to coordinate EU member states' cybersecurity strategies.

Rodney Edson 2019-06-27
img

“The merged entity would not have sufficient market power to shut out or marginalise its competitors”

The European Commission (EC) has unconditionally approved IBM’s landmark $34 billion acquisition of open source vendor Red Hat.

Europe’s executive arm took just nine weeks to waive the deal through.

Among the issues it had assessed: whether IBM could reduce the competitiveness of rivals’ offerings by degrading their interoperability with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The US’s Department of Justice approved the deal on May 7.

IBM only filed for approval of the proposed deal with the EC on May 20.

Shane Green 2016-11-11
img

The European Commission has announced it is offering funding to aid in the development of prototypes proving new approaches to improving the efficiency of processors.

The European Commission has put forward a plan to encourage the development of computer processors with a significantly improved performance-per-watt PPW , offering funding for creation of viable prototypes.

Speaking during the HiPEAC Autumn 2016 Computing Systems Week event in Dublin, the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology for the European Commission's Sandro D'Elia revealed that the European Union's Horizon 2020 research programme would start offering funding to businesses working in the field of high-efficiency computing.

'We re looking for innovative processor designs orientated to high performance computing, which is very important to European industry, D'Elia told attendees.

'The European Commission wants Europe to avail of a new family of processors with a significantly better energy-to-performance ratio compared to current offerings, specifically tailored for high-performance, low-power server-side applications.'

Dubbed ICT-05-2017: Customised and Low Energy Computing, the programme will offer funding without imposing specific technical solutions upon applicants.

Jerry Smith 2017-02-02
img

Disparate regional pricing is a lingering issue for Steam and the European Commission's investigation may lead to more consistent prices for consumers in the future.

The European Commission launched an investigation targeting Valve s Steam platform, claiming that multiple gaming publishers worked together to curb cross-border competition with regard to pricing.

As part of its investigation, the European Commission intends to promote a Digital Single Market Strategy that will ensure competitive pricing for digital content across several European nations.

The European Commission claims that Valve promoted price-fixing geo-blocking practices in collusion with publishers Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media and ZeniMax.

The investigation specifically targets the usage of activation keys, which are required to authenticate and use Steam software upon purchase.

According to the European Commission s initial report, activation keys also serve as a method to block consumers from purchasing digital Steam content at a discount from other regional storefronts.

Antonio Barron 2018-04-03
img

The European Commission has pledged to crackdown on social media firms in a fresh drive to silence so called ‘fake news’ propagated by their networks.

Spurred by a recent leak of Facebook data, the commission has vowed to intervene in order to prevent democratic processes from being ‘subverted’ ahead of next year’s elections to the European Parliament.

Sir Julian King, European commissioner for security, is leading calls for a ‘clear game plan’ to tackle the issue, including a ‘more binding approach’ than self-regulation in the fight against the spread of disinformation online.

In a letter to his colleague, Mariya Gabriel, commissioner for the digital economy, King wrote: “It is clear that the cyber-security threat we are facing is changing from one primarily targeting systems to one that is also increasingly about deploying cyber means to manipulate behaviour, deepen societal divides, subvert our democratic systems and raise questions about our democratic institutions.”

Far from a solely European issue, the Indian government vowed to cancel the accreditation of journalists found guilty of writing fake news over the weekend in a bid to clampdown on its spread across the sub continent.

Toby Taft 2016-09-08

They have a chance to turn the tables on the commission at the bloc s highest courts, where they are preparing to appeal.

The European Commission, the bloc s antitrust regulator, has ordered Ireland to recoup about €13 billion, or roughly $14.6 billion, in taxes that the commission has estimated Apple avoided paying in Europe for more than a decade.

There is a strong record of the European Union s top court ruling in favor of the European Commission s decisions.

But lawyers say there is one area where that trend isn t as clear-cut: state-aid cases dealing with tax matters.

The commission decision is not the endgame, said José Luis Buendía, a Brussels-based partner at law firm Garrigues.

Mr. Buendía has acted on behalf of companies in two recent state-aid cases in which the commission s decisions were annulled by the general court, the bloc s second-highest tribunal.