WhatsApp fined €225 million, second-largest fine under the GDPR

The investigation had three major components: transparency in the context of non-users; transparency in the context of users; and transparency in the context of sharing of user personal data between WhatsApp and its sister companies.

Universal taxation at 15%, let’s talk ethics, justice, and equity

For the past decade or so, the GAFAMA group has been the target of accusations and ignominies of all kinds: tax evasion, abuse, scandal, tax havens, usurpation. All kinds of slanders, insults and reproaches have been hitting the fan in the mainstream press as well as the daily media, and on the benches of the National Assembly, in France.

EU ministers reject ‘name-and-shame’ policy for tax-avoiding companies

The Member States are split in finding an amicable resolution in ensuring proper tax payments by such multinational companies

Online platforms may be compelled by courts to remove defamatory content world-wide, ECJ rules

The ECJ ramps up judicial oversight over Facebook in latest defamation ruling

Will Facebook’s cryptocurrency take off?

Concerns have been raised in Europe and America over Facebook’s ambitious plan to introduce a cryptocurrency

US slaps Facebook with $5 billion fine over privacy violations

In the continuing aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, US authorities move to take financial action against Big Tech giant

Clamping down on hate speech

In parallel to an upcoming judgment by the CJEU, tech companies have been making strides in restricting hate speech on their respective platforms.

German antitrust regulator lashes out at Facebook

The order by the Federal Cartel Office might have far-reaching effects in how Facebook manages its operations in Europe

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