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Multimillion-euro fines can force Big Tech companies to change their behaviour, despite their deep pockets, the president of the French Competition Au(...)

The timing and scope of the probe were still being worked on, people with direct knowledge of the plans said. Photograph: iStock

The UK’s competition watchdog is planning a formal competition investigation into Amazon, mirroring a continuing investigation by the EU, according to(...)

Facebook has so far been the only US Big Tech company to have escaped a formal antitrust investigation. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The European Commission is set to open a formal investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices by Facebook as it seeks to understand whether th(...)

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Europe’s flagship data protection laws are already out of date and must be heavily revised for a post-pandemic world, said a member of the European pa(...)

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The European Union’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager has charged Amazon with using its size, power, and data collected on rivals to give itself a(...)

Smaller businesses have been shown to be particularly affected by the costs of compliance with GDPR

Europe’s flagship data rules are proving difficult to implement two years after coming into effect, placing a particular burden on small and medium-si(...)

The proposals, which have not yet been finalised, will intensify efforts by the EU to rein in perceived unfair competition from China and elsewhere. File photograph: Getty

Brussels is seeking new powers to review and potentially block takeovers of European companies by rivals deemed to have received unfair support from a(...)

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Brussels wants more power to audit how tech companies harvest and use consumer data, as the EU prepares to launch a consultation on its flagship digit(...)

European Central Bank officials have held high-level talks with counterparts in Brussels about creating a euro zone bad bank to remove billions of eur(...)

A military member patrols the Trevi fountain, virtually deserted as Italy fights a coronavirus outbreak, in Rome. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

Brussels will consider using flexibility in state aid rules to help EU governments cushion businesses from the coronavirus fallout as officials discus(...)

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