Brexit May Have Cost the UK an Intel Factory

Intel has ruled out the possibility of building a factory in the UK, thanks to Brexit.

EU Wants Unified Smartphone Chargers

The EU is following through on its interest in a unified smartphone charging interface, preparing to pass legislation requiring the use of USB-C.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission Fines WhatsApp $267 Million

WhatsApp has been fined €225 million ($267 million) for violations of the EU’s GDPR.

EU Gives Google Two Months to Clean Up Hotel and Flight Searches

Google has once again earned the ire of the EU, being given two months to clean up its flight and hotel search results before being penalized.

Amazon Hit With Record-Breaking Fine by EU Over Data Privacy

Amazon has been hit with a whopping $888 million fine from the EU over how it handled private data.

EU Poised to Investigate Google’s Adtech Business

Fresh on the heels of a French investigation into Google’s advertising business, the company may be facing an even bigger threat in the form of an EU investigation.

France Clears Microsoft and Google’s Cloud Technology for Sensitive Data

France has decided Google and Microsoft’s cloud technology can be used for sensitive data — with caveats.

Facebook Loses Fight to Block EU-US Data Law

Facebook has lost a major battle against an EU privacy law, one that would prevent EU data from being sent to the US.

Microsoft Will Keep EU Data in the EU

Microsoft has upped its commitment to EU data privacy, promising to keep EU data within the bloc.

EU Set to Ban AI-Based Mass Surveillance

The European Union is preparing to pass rules that would ban AI-based mass surveillance, in the strongest repudiation of surveillance yet.