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Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Sundar Pichai will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July. The news was confirmed by Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island. Zuckerberg, Pichai, and Bezos had all reportedly been confirmed by mid-June, although Zuckerberg and Pichai said they would only testify if Cook did too. Cicilline's comments suggest Cook has now agreed to attend. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Congress, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, European Commission, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Rhode Island, Sundar Pichai

Banijay Receives European Antitrust Clearance for Endemol Shine Takeover (EXCLUSIVE)

Banijay’s $2.2 billion deal for Endemol Shine has received clearance from the European Commission’s antitrust regulators. It’s one of the indie content world’s first major M&A deals to be completed in Europe since the start of the coronavirus crisis. The antitrust ruling from the EC, which was issued on June 30, was the biggest and […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, European Commission, EC, Endemol Shine, Banijay

European Union: The EC's White Paper On Foreign Subsidies And What It Means For M&A Deals And Foreign Subsidised Companies Operating In The EU - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

In our recent client alert, we take a look at the European Commission's proposed new toolbox to intervene where foreign subsidies could potentially distort the EU single market.
Tags: News, Eu, European Commission, EC, EU Reed Smith Worldwide

City of London must face Brexit hit, Barnier tells finance chiefs

British trade negotiators will fail in their efforts to insulate the City of London from the worst consequences of Brexit, Michel Barnier warned a meeting of finance chiefs on Tuesday. The EU’s chief negotiator said that British demands in the ongoing trade talks in Brussels were unacceptable and that UK plans to ditch EU financial regulation risked another crisis that could hurt the bloc. UK proposals would make it easy to continue to run EU businesses from London after the end of the transitio...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, London, News, Eu, Best, Frankfurt, Britain, European Commission, Brussels, Brexit, Bern, Paris Amsterdam, Barnier, Naomi Smith

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers f rom 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice b...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, La, China, Germany, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, European Union, World news, Atlantic

European leaders condemn China over 'deplorable' Hong Kong security bill

Beijing move to stamp out anti-government protests poses diplomatic test for UKEuropean leaders on Tuesday condemned China’s “deplorable decision” to press ahead with its new security laws in Hong Kong, warning that it will speed up the reassessment of China as a trustworthy economic partner.The European Union council president, Charles Michel, said “we deplore the decision” and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said the bloc was now discussing with international partner...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Protest, China, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, European Commission, Charles Michel, Ursula von der Leyen

European Union: EIOPA Postpones Its Advice On The Solvency II Review Until End December 2020 - Arthur Cox

EIOPA will now deliver its advice on the Solvency II review to the European Commission at the end of December 2020.
Tags: News, European Commission, Arthur Cox, Solvency II Review Until End

United States: European Commission Initiates Consultation On Possible New Competition Investigation Tool - McDermott Will & Emery

On 2 June 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) published its inception impact assessment (or roadmap)
Tags: News, United States, European Commission, Emery, European Commission the Commission

Oil rises on improving economic data but new coronavirus cases loom - Reuters

Oil rises on improving economic data but new coronavirus cases loom - Reuters:Oil prices rose about $1 a barrel on Monday, after bullish data from Asia and Europe, but investors are wary about sharp spikes in new coronavirus infections around the world.Brent crude LCOc1 gained 69 cents, or 1.7%, to settle at $41.71 a barrel. U.S. crude CLc1 rose $1.21, or 3.1%, to settle at $39.70 a barrel.The recovery of economic sentiment in the euro zone intensified in June with improvements across all sector...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, China, European Commission, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Apple will let you change the iPhone's default web browser and email app in iOS 14, but any plans to change others like music or maps are still far away. Here's why. (AAPL)

Apple will finally let iPhone owners set their favorite apps and services as their default web browser and mail apps in iOS 14. But many were left wondering why Apple is only allowing custom app defaults for mail and web browsing and not other categories like music, maps, or calendar. Apple's Craig Federighi recently told YouTube personality Marques Brownlee that Apple is taking a cautious approach by starting with just email and web browsing.  But he also said that this is just where Apple is...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, European Commission, App Store, Apple Music, Aapl, Marques Brownlee, Craig Federighi, Craig Federighi Apple, Brownlee, Federighi, Democratic Sen Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Marques Brownlee Apple

European Union: A New Vision For Europe's Capital Markets – Final Report Of The High Level Forum - Dillon Eustace

The High Level Forum (the "HLF") set up by the European Commission has earlier this month published a report on the creation of a true single EU capital market (the "Report").
Tags: Europe, News, European Union, European Commission, Dillon Eustace

Amsterdam ejects Airbnb et al from three central districts in latest p2p platform limits

Another brick in the wall for vacation rental platforms: Amsterdam is booting Airbnb and other such platforms from three districts in the city’s old center from July 1, further tightening its rules for such services. In other districts in the famous city of canals, vacation rentals will only be permitted with a permit from next Wednesday, still for a maximum of 30 nights per year. The latest tightening of the city’s rules on Airbnb and similar platforms comes after a period of consultation wi...
Tags: Europe, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Eu, Amsterdam, Commission, European Commission, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Vacation Rentals, Platforms, Ivens, Airbnb Booking com Expedia Group, Burgwallen Oude Zijde Burgwallen Nieuwe Zijde, Grachtengordel Zuid, Laurens Ivens

Privacy not a blocker for “meaningful” research access to platform data, says report

European lawmakers are eyeing binding transparency requirements for Internet platforms in a Digital Services Act (DSA) due to be drafted by the end of the year. But the question of how to create governance structures that provide regulators and researchers with meaningful access to data so platforms can be held accountable for the content they’re amplifying is a complex one. Platforms’ own efforts to open up their data troves to outside eyes have been chequered to say the least. Back in 2018, Fa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, US, Tech, Eu, Mozilla, Commission, European Commission, Finland, Cambridge University, DSA, Cambridge Analytica, AlgorithmWatch, Operationalizing Research Access, Jef Ausloos

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Leaked emails obtained by Business Insider reveal that Tesla knew its Model S battery had a design flaw that could lead to break downs and fires, but it sold the cars anyway. This revelation comes as Tesla is dealing with customer complaints of manufacturing defects in its new Model Y crossover vehicles, including loose seatbelts and back seats. Google is revamping its privacy policies and says it will now auto-delete search a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, European Commission, Michigan, Department Of Justice, Huawei, Defense Department

European Commission looking to tighten up UCO monitoring

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that the European Commission is looking to tighten its monitoring of the used cooking oil supply chain for biodiesel production in light of ongoing controversies and investigations by some member states into supplies. The EC plans it tighten how it audits the voluntary certification schemes that are meant to ensure biofuels comply with the sustainability rules under the Renewable Energy Directive while it is also looking to create a Union database that will centraliz...
Tags: Policy, European Commission, Belgium, Union, EC, Biodiesel, UCO, Renewable Energy Directive

The Department of Justice is reportedly gearing up for a battle with Apple over its controversial App Store policies, which have sparked backlash and criticism from developers (AAPL)

The Department of Justice and several state attorneys general are reportedly preparing to launch an antitrust investigation into Apple over its App Store policies, according to Politico. The probe would come after the European Commission just announced two probes into Apple, one of which will examine how it runs its App Store. Apple's App Store policy of taking up to a 30% cut of transactions has come under scrutiny in recent years, as developers like Spotify say the policy makes it hard to pr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Politico, Trends, Intel, European Commission, Department Of Justice, App Store, Justice Department, Aapl, Facebook Apple, Lisa Eadicicco, Contact Business Insider, Reuters Last June Reuters

GDPR’s two-year review flags lack of “vigorous” enforcement

It’s more than two years since a flagship update to the European Union’s data protection regime moved into the application phase. Yet the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been dogged by criticism of a failure of enforcement related to major cross-border complaints — lending weight to critics who claim the legislation has created a moat for dominant players, at the expense of smaller entities. Today the European Commission responding to that criticism as it gave a long scheduled a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Justice, France, China, US, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Commission, European Commission, Luxembourg

European Union: Easing Of Travel Restrictions - Fakhoury Global Immigration

The European Commission has proposed the following for travel restrictions to be lifted for non-EU countries as of July 1, 2020 for all Member States so that it maintains a...
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, European Commission

How will EC plans to reboot rules for digital services impact startups?

A framework for ensuring fairness in digital marketplaces and tackling abusive behavior online is brewing in Europe, fed by a smorgasbord of issues and ideas, from online safety and the spread of disinformation, to platform accountability, data portability and the fair functioning of digital markets. European Commission lawmakers are even turning their eye to labor rights, spurred by regional concern over unfair conditions for platform workers. On the content side, the core question is how to ba...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Government, Tech, Eu, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Commission, European Commission, EC, Hate Speech, Platforms, Freedom Of Expression, Market Analysis

European Union: European Commission Expands Arsenal To Curtail Foreign Subsidies - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On June 17, 2020, the European Commission published its highly anticipated White Paper detailing its "anti-subsidy tool," aimed at rectifying supposed distortions in the EU caused by...
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Sterling LLP

Apple will let app makers challenge its App Store rules after a week of developer backlash

Apple announced on Monday that it will let developers appeal if it rejects their app from the App Store. It will also let them challenge the store's policies more generally. The changes will arrive later this summer. Last week, Apple sparked a row with developers by rejecting an update from email subscription service Hey, which it said broke App Store policy on in-app payments. Apple is also facing an antitrust investigation in the EU over how it treats developers. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Eu, European Commission, App Store, Basecamp, David Heinemeier Hansson

On illegal hate speech, EU lawmakers eye binding transparency for platforms

It’s more than four years since major tech platforms signed up to a voluntary pan-EU Code of Conduct on illegal hate speech removals. Yesterday the European Commission’s latest assessment of the non-legally binding agreement lauds “overall positive” results — with 90% of flagged content assessed within 24 hours and 71% of the content deemed to be illegal hate speech removed. The latter is up from just 28% in 2016. However the report cards finds platforms are still lacking in transparency. Nor ar...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, Censorship, Tech, Eu, Commission, European Commission, Hate Speech, Platforms, Jourova, Didier Reynders, Freedom Of Expression, Digital Services Act, Dailymotion Facebook Google

Apple Will Allow Developers to 'Challenge' App Store Review Guidelines Starting This Summer

Apple today announced that it is launching an online version of its App Store lab, providing developers with another avenue to share feedback to help improve the App Store. Apple's new developer forums will also serve as a platform for developers to share their suggestions so that Apple can implement changes that benefit the community. Additionally, two changes are coming to the App Store review process this summer. First, in addition to developers being able to appeal decisions about whether...
Tags: Apple, European Commission, App Store, Phil Schiller, App Store Review Guidelines, Second Apple, App Store Connect Apple, App Store Labs, App Store App Store Review

Campaigners welcome 'historic' EU inquiry into live animal transport

Report will look at suspected lack of welfare regulation enforcement, as growth in exports sees livestock journeys increaseThe European Parliament has voted to establish an inquiry committee to investigate the transport of live animals across and out of the European Union.The committee will address whether the European Commission has failed to act upon evidence of “serious and systematic” infringements of EU regulations for the protection of exported live animals. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Europe, Animals, Environment, Eu, European Union, World news, Farming, Animal Welfare, European Commission, Parliament, Meat Industry

Just Ahead of WWDC, Apple Approves Basecamp's Email App 'Hey' With Newly Added 14-Day Free Account Option

Just ahead of WWDC, Apple has approved a new version of Basecamp's email app "Hey" for release on the App Store, as noted by The Verge. In response to Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller saying that "you download the app and it doesn't work," Basecamp says that version 1.0.3 of the app introduces a free account option, allowing users to sign up directly in the app to receive a temporary randomized email address that works for 14 days. Basecamp is still not adopting Apple's in-app ...
Tags: Apple, European Commission, App Store, Phil Schiller, WWDC Apple, David Heinemeier Hansson

Why one email app went to war with Apple—and why neither one is right (ars technica)

Enlarge / The login screen for Hey on an iPhone XS. (credit: Samuel Axon) Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson launched a firestorm of public criticism of Apple after Apple rejected an update to Basecamp's new email app. Hansson's tweet thread and the ensuing controversy surfaced days before Apple's annual developer conference, and amidst news that the European Commission has opened an antitrust probe of Apple and the App Store. The app in question is Hey, an email tool that eschews tradition...
Tags: Apple, News, European Commission, App Store, Basecamp, Hansson, Samuel Axon, Samuel Axon Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson

Germany tightens online hate speech rules to make platforms send reports straight to the feds

While a French online hate speech law has just been derailed by the country’s top constitutional authority on freedom of expression grounds, Germany is beefing up hate speech rules — passing a provision that will require platforms to send suspected criminal content directly to the Federal police at the point it’s reported by a user. The move is part of a wider push by the German government to tackle a rise in right wing extremism and hate crime — which it links to the spread of hate speech onlin...
Tags: Social, TC, Europe, Law, Germany, Censorship, Tech, Eu, European Commission, Freedom Of Speech, Hate Crime, Hate Speech, Federal Criminal Police Office, NetzDG, Walter Lübcke, Lübcke

European Union: European Commission Proposes European AML Supervisor And Single Rulebook - Jones Day

The Situation: The European Commission issued an Action Plan on Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism ("AML/CFT")
Tags: News, European Union, European Commission, AML

European waste-based biofuel industry concerned about push for SAF

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that the waste-based biofuel industry is concerned about the European Commission’s promotion of sustainable aviation fuels, saying that measures such as an aviation blending mandate would have negative implications for their road-based fuels businesses. The policies currently being drafted could potentially look to have waste feedstocks diverted from road-based biofuels to aviation under such a scenario that would also impede efforts to decarbonize road transport. Th...
Tags: Eu, European Commission, Belgium, Producer News, SAF, Frans Timmermans, Belgium Euractiv, Waste-based Biofue

Microsoft took a subtle dig at Apple's controversial App Store rules as the iPhone maker is getting hit with 2 antitrust probes (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft's Brad Smith said it's time for regulators to have a "more focused" discussion about how app stores are governed and whether they violate antitrust rules. When speaking with Politico, Smith said app stores have created "higher walls" than barriers that existed in the industry 20 years ago, when Microsoft was facing antitrust scrutiny. Smith didn't mention Apple by name, but seemed to be referencing the tech giant's App Store policies, through which the company takes a 30% cut of tran...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Microsoft, Trends, European Commission, Brussels, Department Of Justice, App Store, Smith, Cto, Margrethe Vestager, Brad Smith, App Store Apple, David Heinemeier Hansson, Lisa Eadicicco