Brussels launches investigation against Apple for abusive practices

By |junij 16th, 2020|Apple, Margrethe Vestager, News|

The European Commission opened two parallel investigations into Apple on Tuesday (16 June) to see whether the US tech giant has excluded rivals and imposed unfair conditions on 'app' developers via its Apple Store and its payment service Apple Pay.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Brussels launches investigation against Apple for abusive practices

German COVID-19 app ‘clean’ but still lacks legal basis, experts say

By |junij 9th, 2020|Apple, coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-app, data protection, Germany, Google, health crisis, News|

Next week, Germany will present its so-called "Corona-Warn-App", Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has announced. However, while the public source code seems to be clean, data protection advocates still demand a legal basis. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za German COVID-19 app ‘clean’ but still lacks legal basis, experts say

Apple wins in ‘David v Goliath’ right to repair battle

By |junij 3rd, 2020|Apple, Henrik Huseby, News, Norway, right to repair|

Norway's Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Court of Appeal, ruling in favour of US tech giant Apple and their claim that an independent smartphone repairer had breached trademark rules by using cheaper repair parts. The decision has sparked an...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Apple wins in ‘David v Goliath’ right to repair battle

Commission to contract €600,000 study on gatekeeping power of digital platforms

By |maj 11th, 2020|Amazon, Antitrust, Apple, competition, digital gatekeeper, digital services act, EU, European Commission, Facebook, Google, Margrethe Vestager, News, platform economy, platforms, social media, Technology|

The European Commission is to contract a study on the gatekeeping, or market-dominating, power of digital platforms in a bid to gather evidence which could feed into the upcoming Digital Services Act, documents seen by EURACTIV reveal.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission to contract €600,000 study on gatekeeping power of digital platforms

Commission to contract €600,000 study on gatekeeping power of digital platforms

By |maj 11th, 2020|Amazon, Antitrust, Apple, competition, digital gatekeeper, digital services act, EU, European Commission, Facebook, Google, Margrethe Vestager, News, platform economy, platforms, social media, Technology|

The European Commission is to contract a study on the gatekeeping, or market-dominating, power of digital platforms in a bid to gather evidence which could feed into the upcoming Digital Services Act, documents seen by EURACTIV reveal.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission to contract €600,000 study on gatekeeping power of digital platforms

Breton urges Apple chief Cook to work with EU amid French spat on virus app

By |april 23rd, 2020|Apple, Bluetooth, coronavirus, data privacy, News, Thierry Breton, Tim Cook|

EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Wednesday (22 April) told Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to make sure that mobile apps to limit the spread of coronavirus work on its iPhones and other devices, amidst the company's spat with France on its privacy sa...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Breton urges Apple chief Cook to work with EU amid French spat on virus app

Big tech could do better at protecting the environment

By |marec 17th, 2020|Amazon, Apple, Climate Change, Data Centres, digital giants, environment, Facebook, France, GAFAM, Google, Microsoft, News|

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, known as 'GAFAM' in France, say they are protecting the environment, but that's not the point. Partly responsible for the carbon impact of digital technology, these multinationals are mainly trying to mini...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Big tech could do better at protecting the environment

MEPs want tech firms to adopt universal charger, Commission ‘ready’ to take matter in hand

By |februar 3rd, 2020|Apple, European Commission, European Parliament, lightning, Micro-usb, News, phone charger, USB-C|

In a resolution adopted on 30 January, MEPs called on the Commission to force tech companies to adopt a universal charger. EURACTIV's partner Le Journal de l'Environnement reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za MEPs want tech firms to adopt universal charger, Commission ‘ready’ to take matter in hand

Apple pushes back against EU common charger, warns of innovation risks

By |januar 23rd, 2020|Apple, common charger, EU, News|

iPhone maker Apple on Thursday (23 January) pushed back against EU lawmakers’ call for a common charger, warning the move could hamper innovation, create a mountain of electronic waste and irk consumers.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Apple pushes back against EU common charger, warns of innovation risks

Apple says $14 bln EU tax order ‘defies reality and common sense’

By |september 17th, 2019|Apple, Apple ruling, Magrethe Vestager, News|

Apple launched a legal challenge against Brussels in an EU top court on Tuesday (17 September), saying the European Union's 2016 order for the company to pay 13 billion euros in back taxes to Ireland "defies reality and common sense".

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Apple says $14 bln EU tax order ‘defies reality and common sense’