Our New Year’s wishes for European Commissioners
EDRi wishes all readers a happy new year 2020! In 2019, we had a number of victories in multiple fields. The European Parliament added necessary safeguards to the proposed Terrorist Content Online (TCO) Regulation to protect fundamental rights against overly broad and disproportionate censorship measures. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled […]
Google fined 1,5 billion euro for abusive online ad practices
On 20 March, the European Commission imposed yet another massive fine, 1,5 billion euro, on Google. The Commission Directorate-General for Competition stated that the data company has abused its dominant position in the online advertising market by imposing restrictive contracts with third-party websites that prevented rivals from placing their search adverts on these websites.
Ansip changes course on Telecoms market consolidation
On 13 October 2015, Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market at the European Commission, gave a speech at a conference organised by the Financial Times (FT) and the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO). Speaking on the topic of policies and regulation in the digital age, Ansip weighed in on the debate on […]