The dragon of high spectrum costs needs to be slain once and for all On one thing everyone is agreed. The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the essential value of digital connectivity in the modern world, not just for commerce, but for civil society. At the same time, its importance has even more starkly exposed the… [Read More]
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‘Enforcers must not be weak’, says antitrust head The head of France’s competition regulator, Isabelle de Silva, vows to push ahead with investigations into large technology platforms, according to an interview in politico. The regulator has already fined Apple a record 1.1 billion euros, and her agency’s inquiry is ongoing. She sees national agencies as having a… [Read More]
Unit will create codes of conduct for platforms The UK’s move to regulate big technology platforms takes shape as the Digital Markets Unit (DMU) begins work, reports the BBC. Based inside the Competition and Markets Authority, the unit is expected to draft codes of conduct to govern the relationships between tech firms and their users, including advertisers… [Read More]
25 Million euro contribution aims to help fight disinformation Google has announced a five-year investment in the European Media and Information fund, says telecompaper. The company states that the intention is to help strengthen media literacy skills, and support the work of fact-checkers. The fund will shortly be open for proposals from academics, non-profit organisations and publishers… [Read More]
Company rejects comparison with Google’s use of data Facebook has accused the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) of proposals that go beyond the focus of its inquiry, reports ZD.net. The company accuses the commission drawing conclusions which conflate Facebook’s use of data with that of Google. A finding in the report is that ‘the inability of… [Read More]