European regulators have set their sights on Amazon, alleging the ecommerce giant is abusing its market power by using non-public business data of independent sellers to improve its own retail business. The European Commission also announced today a separate formal antitrust investigation into Amazon’s ecommerce business, over the possible preferential

The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on facial recognition technology over fears of its impact on citizens’ privacy, according to leaked documents. But, over the longer term, the EU would prefer to apply the strict provisions of its General Data Protection Regulation to the technology rather than ban


Google has been fined yet again by European antitrust regulators. The search giant copped a €1.49 billion fine (AU$2.38 billion) for the illegal misuse of its dominant position in the market for the brokering of online search adverts. The ruling said the company was abusing its market dominance by limiting


The rivalry between Spotify and Apple has taken a legal turn. The audio streaming giant has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Apple, claiming its App Store purposely limits choice and stifles innovation at the expense of the user experience. In a post, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

Margrethe Vestager, the European Competition Commissioner who has levelled two antitrust fines at Google, is turning her attention to another tech giant — Amazon. EU antitrust regulators have begun a preliminary investigation into Amazon’s use of third-party merchant data. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Vestager noted no formal

The amount of third-party cookies on European news sites has fallen by 22 per cent since the introduction of GDPR, according to a study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Some of the biggest declines have come in advertising and marketing cookies, and social media content, according

In our last blog post, I talked about GDPR – the idea of consent, and how to get started with a GDPR compliance strategy. While those were the basics and a good starting point for marketers, there are a number of specifics and nuances that need to be understood. Even if