France reinstates digital tax, courting trade war

Publicated on: October 14, 2020

Bruno Le Maire said digital giants musts begin paying levy in December.

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Amid political rancor, global digital tax deal pushed back until mid-2021

Publicated on: October 12, 2020

Countries remain at loggerheads over crucial details about how to tax Big Tech.
An agreement on how the likes of Amazon and Google should be taxed worldwide has been delayed until the middle of next year, negotiators conceded Monday.
Amid entrenched political differences over how to rewrite tax rules for the digital age, time is ticking down to reach a global agreement and avoid a potential widespread trade war just as the economy teeters toward recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EU and Africa team up on taxing Big Tech

Publicated on: October 11, 2020

African countries see their booming digital sector as a prime target to recuperate pandemic losses.
For Europe, teaming up with African countries could help it counter the weight of Washington | Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Europe and Africa are teaming up to push for international rules for taxing tech giants in the face of American skepticism and the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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For what kind of rule of law guarantees did you call to account the Regional Director of Facebook?

Publicated on: October 1, 2020

János Stummer, Member of Parliament for Jobbik, submitted a written question

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The day Twitter suspended our account “by mistake”

Publicated on: September 30, 2020

This latest case of censorship comes at a time when tech giants around the world have increasingly begun to silence those who hold different opinions.

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Why Wasn't Uber Charged in a Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash?

Publicated on: September 17, 2020

Authorities charged the vehicle's "safety driver" with criminal negligence, but not the company that developed the technology.
After the crash, Uber changed its policy to require two safety drivers in every vehicle.

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Facebook to be forced to stop sending EU data to the US

Publicated on: September 9, 2020

The Irish regulator is expected to stop the social media giant from moving data to the US because of privacy concerns.

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Data Sovereignity...

Publicated on: September 2, 2020

“European data should be stored and processed in Europe because they belong in Europe.

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Facebook threatens to block Australians from sharing news in battle over landmark media law

Publicated on: September 1, 2020

Digital giant says it will stop users of Facebook and Instagram sharing local and international news if new law proposed by competition watchdog is approved

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YouTube set a record in the second quarter of 2020 - at least when it comes to deleting videos.

Publicated on: August 29, 2020

Google recently released its latest Transparency Report, this time focusing on YouTube, including compliance with the Community Guidelines. Based on the reported data, thorough work has been done in the last quarter, but this is mainly due to the content analysis algorithm.

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