Thierry Breton

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 US president Joe Biden speaking after being sworn in as the 46th president of the US during his inauguration in Washington, DC,  on January 20th. Photograph: EPA/Jonathan Ernst

The ascendance to the White House this week of Joe Biden brought to an end four years of turbulence under his predecessor Donald Trump. The new US pre(...)

Are Facebook and YouTube’s owner Google ‘too big to care?’

On the cusp of 2020, I wondered in print if the decade to come would prove to be the Stuck Twenties, the Bubbly Twenties or the Thank-You-Next Twentie(...)

Margrethe Vestager: leading the charge. Photograph: Olivier Matthys/AFP via Getty

A new package of EU legislation aiming to rein in tech monopolies and end illegal content online includes proposals that would allow the European Comm(...)

The European Commission believes it must move quickly to set down new regulations for the internet, in a bid to use the economic heft of the EU to establish global standards before China or the US do so.

A package of new EU laws will include measures to force big tech companies to break up their businesses if they repeatedly break competition rules, ac(...)

Given their size and reach, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are very likely to be affected by the new rules.

Three years ago, the EU launched what seemed at the time to be a bold antitrust move against Google. The company was fined €2.42 billion after the Eu(...)

New European Union rules will seek to crack down on illegal online content while ending the excessive dominance of large technology companies skewing competition.

New European Union rules will seek to crack down on illegal online content while ending the excessive dominance of large technology companies skewing (...)

Concept of crowds of people and communication. This is entirely 3D generated image.

Even in the midst of the biggest crisis most of us have ever witnessed, digital services help us to continue working, doing business, learning, stayin(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems: ‘We put these laws forward... but the reality is it’s not enforced.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s enforcement of EU data protection laws has been sharply criticised as the European Commission prepares to unveil a strategy to ease the use (...)

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, has already acknowledged that she needs to find better remedies to ensure a level playing field. Photograph: EPA

Brussels has failed to tame Big Tech because it has moved too slowly and lacked the legal muscle to restrain the likes of Google and Facebook from cru(...)

EU commissioner for internal market Thierry Breton.

The chief executive of Google’s parent company Alphabet has apologised to Thierry Breton after an internal document laid out a plan to attack the EU c(...)

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