Google faces privacy woes stemming from data handling for its online ad business

Google online ad business faces strong risks of non-compliance to EU’s GDPR. In a development that marks a heightening of Google’s privacy woes, privacy campaigners have filed complaints to data protection regulators in France, Germany and seven other EU countries over the way Google handles data in its online advertising business. Last month, complaints filed…

Instances of forced tech transfers are growing in China: EU business lobby group

The pace of forced tech transfers in exchange for market access is on the rise in China especially in “cutting edge” industries. In a significant development, a European business lobby has disclosed, the number of cases of European firms forced to transfer technology to its Chinese partners are on the rise despite Beijing’s attempt to…

European Commission looking to set up ethical guidelines for AI

The European Commission is looking to setup ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence which should be transparent, secure, have human oversight and have reliable algorithms. They should also be subject to privacy and data protection rules. The European Commission stated, companies working with artificial intelligence need to install accountability mechanisms that prevent the misuse of AI.…

Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler charged with emission cheating collusion

The EU’s competition enforcer has charged Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler with hindering competition on emission cleaning technology between 2006-2014. On Friday, EU antitrust regulators have charged Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler for hindering competition on emission cleaning technology for the period of 2006 to 2014. The European Commission said it had sent statements of objections setting…

European Commission imposed fine of $14.14 million on Nike

According to the 2-year long investigation, Nike blocked cross border sales of soccer merchandise between 2004 to 2017. On Monday, the European Commission imposed a fine of $14.14 million (12.5 million euros) on U.S. sportswear maker Nike for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products of five European football clubs as well as to a football…