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.…

European Commission to investigate Microsoft over GDPR compliance

The European Union’s data protection supervisor will investigate whether Microsoft Corp is in compliance with the EU’s new GDPR rules. In a significant development, the European Union’s data protection supervisor disclosed, it has launched an investigation into whether services and products provided by U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp to EU institutions are in compliance with…

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…

Spotify drags Apple to court over abuse of its in-app purchase system

Apple’s unfair business practices had led Spotify to lodge a complaint with the EU’s antitrust regulators. In a potentially significant development, Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Apple saying Cupertino unfair business practices limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service. According to Spotify’s complaint, “Apple’s control of its App…

Alstom and Siemens place their high-speed train technology on the table: sources

The merger has promise since it could create a Franco-German rail company that will be in a better position to compete with China. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, Alstom and Siemens have offered to divest one of their high-speed train technology in order to address EU antitrust concerns about their merger…