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EU top court invalidates EU-US data transfer agreement over surveillance concerns

23/07/2020(0)
  The European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday that an agreement with the US allowing for the transfer of personal data from the bloc to Washington is invalid ... Read More
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Huge wine frauds uncovered in Europe; Legal proceedings

03/07/2020(0)
Fresh allegations have emerged in a major wine fraud investigation underway at Spain’s top criminal court, the Audencia Nacional. The inquiry centers on the involvement of two of Spain’s ... Read More
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Mastercard and Visa lose legal round in Europe over swipe fees

18/06/2020(0)
Wednesday, the highest court in the U.K. upheld a 2018 ruling by a lower court, the Court of Appeal, that payments firms Visa and Mastercard had restricted competition for ... Read More
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Airbnb cannot be treated as a real estate agency – European Court of Justice

27/12/2019(0)
The European Court of Justice, Europe’s top court,delivered Airbnb a major victory as the company readies for its public debut next year. Airbnb cannot be treated as a real ... Read More
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Facebook’s transfer of EU citizen data to US legal, says EU court adviser

20/12/2019(0)
Tools used by hundreds of thousands of companies to transfer EU citizens’ data abroad are legal, an adviser to Europe’s top court has ruled, marking a major win for ... Read More
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VW accused of emissions cheating in UK’s largest class action lawsuit

05/12/2019(0)
Volkswagen Group is facing one of the largest-ever UK class action lawsuits, with almost 100,000 vehicle owners accusing it of misleading them by installing emissions-cheating software that made it ... Read More
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FB suffers legal blow in EU court

04/10/2019(0)
Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU’s top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide. ... Read More
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Facebook to pay $5 billion over the company’s privacy policies

29/07/2019(0)
The Federal Trade Commission approved a record $5 billion settlement Wednesday with Facebook over the company’s privacy policies. Shares of Facebook were down slightly following the announcement, but turned ... Read More
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Wrong handling of user data may cost up to $5B for Facebook

25/04/2019(0)
Facebook said Wednesday it expects to shell out between $3 billion and $5 billion to settle the FTC’s ongoing investigation into its handling of user data, foreshadowing a potentially ... Read More
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A clear message to sellers of ‘fake’ online followers and ‘likes’ on social media

31/01/2019(0)
New York attorney general sends clear message in settling with sellers of ‘fake’ online followers and ‘likes’ in first US settlement of its kind. New York’s attorney general Letitia ... Read More
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