UK patient health data traded to US firms  

By |december 9th, 2019|Amazon, data protection, health data, News, NHS|

Health data belonging to millions of UK National Health Service (NHS) patients has been sold under license to US companies and global pharmaceutical firms, in a move that is likely to inflame tensions between the UK government and privacy campaigners i...

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Indigenous leaders urge EU to protect forest homeland

By |november 13th, 2019|Amazon, deforestation, forests, imported deforestation, logging, News, soy|

Brazilian indigenous leaders pleaded Tuesday (12 November) with European lawmakers to protect the Amazon and the communities living there, warning that the West's insatiable appetite was risking the health of the planet.

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Global appetite for beef, soy fuels Amazon fires

By |avgust 26th, 2019|Amazon, Brazil, deforestation, EU-Mercosur, News, soy|

Two of the industries involved in the infernos consuming the Amazon rainforest and drawing the attention of global powers gathered at the G7 meeting in France are familiar to diners worldwide: soy and beef.

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EU to retaliate if Trump slaps tariffs on French wine

By |avgust 24th, 2019|Amazon, Brexit, Donald Trump, G7, G7 summit, News, Russia, trade war|

The EU will react with new tariffs against US products if Donald Trump decides to impose duties on French wine, European Council President Donald Tusk said hours before the opening of what is likely to be a heated G7 summit on Saturday (24 August).

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Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’, Dutch NGO warns

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|AI and ethics EU, Amazon, autonomous weapons, Intel, killer robots, Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, Microsoft, News|

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

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Tech giants under pressure in the US

By |avgust 21st, 2019|Amazon, Antitrust, Apple, Cambridge Analytica, competition, Elizabeth Warren, Facebook, Federal Trade Commission, Google, News, United States, Wall Street Journal|

About twenty US states are worried about the monopolistic tendencies of tech giants, and are close to launching a joint antitrust investigation next month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (19 August). EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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Big Tech faces broad U.S. Justice Department antitrust probe

By |julij 24th, 2019|Amazon, big tech, competition, Department of Justice, Facebook, Google, News|

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday (23 July) it was opening a broad investigation of major digital technology firms into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices, the strongest sign the Trump administration is stepping up its scrutiny ...

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Trump takes aim at Vestager: ‘She hates the US’

By |junij 27th, 2019|Amazon, Apple, Competition policy, Donald Trump, EU top jobs, Facebook, Google, Jean-Claude Juncker, Magrethe Vestager, News, transatlantic relations|

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (26 June) suggested the European Union was out of line in "suing" US technology companies like Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google, saying legal action against those firms should be the purview of the United States.

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Vestager’s grand plan for regulating the digital economy

By |junij 4th, 2019|ALDE, Amazon, Commission president, Digital, digital economy, DigitalSingleMarket, DSM, EU, Facebook, Google, Margarethe Vestager, News, Vestager|

The EU should be "ready to act" should social values such as "privacy, freedom and fairness" be under threat from expanding digital monopolies, the bloc's Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday (3 April).

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Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

By |januar 21st, 2019|Amazon, Apple, data protection, GDPR, Netflix, News, Privacy, Spotify|

Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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