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Topic: European Commission

'Bark worse than the bite' in EU Apple antitrust probe, analysts believe

03/05/2021, 10:03 am

A European Commission investigation into whether Apple disadvantages Apple Music rivals is wrapping up and charges against Apple are expected. However, analysts believe the "bark is a lot worse than the bite."


EU winding down Apple Music antitrust investigation, charges expected

03/04/2021, 12:03 pm

The European Commission is expected to shortly announce that Apple will face antitrust charges after investigating Spotify's accusation that Apple unfairly puts Apple Music competitors at a disadvantage.


France wants more power in implementing EU big tech rule changes

02/15/2021, 10:02 am

The French government wants changes to be made to the European Union's inbound regulatory updates affecting big tech companies and platforms like the App Store, granting more control to member states.


EU demanding Apple give equal treatment to all apps in privacy shakeup

02/08/2021, 02:02 pm

Apple needs to treat all apps equally with regard to its inbound privacy features including its own, says EU antitrust head Margrethe Vestager.


EU details appeal against Apple and Ireland's $14.4 billion tax ruling

02/01/2021, 08:02 am

The European Union claims judges used "contradictory reasoning" when finding in favor of Apple and Ireland over a $14.4 billion tax payment.


European lawmakers invite Tim Cook to tech power hearing

01/23/2021, 08:01 am

The European Parliament has asked for Apple CEO Tim Cook to join other major tech CEOs to a hearing on February 1, with lawmakers aiming to discuss changes that could curtail the power of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook on the continent.


Facebook says it hopes proposed EU rules 'set boundaries' for Apple

12/15/2020, 04:12 pm

Facebook took another swipe at Apple on Tuesday, saying it hopes Apple's power will be reigned in by new European Union draft proposals.


EU proposes sweeping regulations on Big Tech, hefty fines for noncompliance

12/15/2020, 12:12 pm

The European Commission on Tuesday introduced two new pieces of legislation that could implement much stricter regulations on tech giants in the European Union, and levy hefty fines for noncompliance.


New EU rules may force change in how Apple promotes own apps in App Store

12/06/2020, 11:12 am

Apple and other tech giants may have to alter how they promote their own apps on platforms they control, with the EU competition head hinting at rule changes that could be revealed before the end of 2020.


European Parliament votes to facilitate consumer right to repair

11/25/2020, 04:11 pm

The European Parliament on Wednesday voted to support the right of consumers to repair their own phones, tablets, laptops and other devices without going through the companies that produced them.


Apple invited to discuss proposed EU digital regulations

11/19/2020, 06:11 pm

Apple and a cadre of its big tech peers were on Thursday invited to discuss the European Union's Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA), proposals that seek to regulate their outsized market power.


Apple celebrates 40 years in Cork, Ireland

11/17/2020, 07:11 am

Describing it as four decades of community, Apple has marked the anniversary of its Cork, Ireland operation with details of just how it has expanded during that time.


Amazon hit with EU antitrust accusations over third-party retail sales

11/10/2020, 12:11 pm

Amazon has been accused of violating antitrust laws in Europe, with the European Commission alleging that Amazon takes advantage of confidential third-party business data to further its own competing retail business.


Apple on EU 'hit list' of big tech companies that will face stricter rules

10/12/2020, 10:10 am

The European Union plans to impose new and stricter regulations on a "hit list" of 20 large internet companies -- including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.


EU could force Apple to share user data with competitors

10/01/2020, 08:10 am

Major tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon may be required to share customer data with smaller rivals, should the European Union's Digital Services Act pass.


EU will appeal against Apple and Ireland's $14.4 billion tax case ruling

09/25/2020, 05:09 am

The European Union is to appeal against a court decision which found in favor of Apple and Ireland over a $14.4 billion tax payment. The judgement in July 2020 was made by the EU's second-hightest court, and the appeal is expected to be heard in the European Court of Justice.


Apple says potential EU Apple Pay rules threaten security, stifle innovation

09/24/2020, 05:09 pm

Apple said potential legislation that would force it to open up Apple Pay technology to third parties threatens security and innovation.


EU seeks new powers to police technology giants in Europe

09/21/2020, 11:09 am

The European Union is seeking new powers to police and penalize technology giants, like Apple, if their market dominance appears to threaten consumers or smaller rivals.


Apple's international antitrust battles - the story so far

08/15/2020, 06:08 pm

Apple has become the subject of many different antitrust investigations, looking into the iPhone maker's activities relating to the App Store, Apple Pay, and other areas. Here's the backstory on all of the ongoing antitrust actions affecting Apple at the moment, updated on August 29 with comments from the U.S. House antitrust committee chair.


Following defeat, European Commission doubles down on Apple tax critiques

07/16/2020, 01:07 pm

Following a defeat in court, the European Commission continues to declare that it remains unfair that Apple is paying so little in taxes.