• European regulators in Italy, France, Germany and UK rein in Big Tech0

    A protest against multinational technology company Amazon during the Covid-19 pandemic, on Nov. 27, 2020, in Rome, Italy. Antonio Masiello | Getty Images News | Getty Images When Italy’s competition regulator slapped a hefty fine of 1.13 billion euros ($1.28 billion) on Amazon last month, it was just the latest salvo in a string of

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  • Fines for breaches of EU GDPR privacy law spike sevenfold0

    BirgitKorber | iStock | Getty Images Fines for violations of the European Union’s landmark privacy law have soared nearly sevenfold in the past year, according to new research. EU data protection authorities have handed out a total of $1.25 billion in fines over breaches of the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation since Jan. 28, 2021,

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  • Amazon halts plan to stop accepting Visa credit cards in the UK0

    An Amazon warehouse in Warrington, England. Nathan Stirk | Getty Images LONDON — Amazon has scrapped plans to stop accepting Visa credit cards in the U.K. The e-commerce giant was expected to prevent Brits from using a Visa-issued credit card on its platform from Jan. 19. But in a statement Monday, the firm said the

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