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    Google Can Limit Right to Be Forgotten to EU, Says EU Court Adviser

    An EU rule forcing search engines to comply with requests to remove links should be limited to Europe, the senior legal advisor to the bloc’s top court said Thursday in a boost for Web giant Google. The legal clash pits Google against France over the “right to be forgotten” rule, which the US firm would like to […]

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    Google Search Harming Local Search Rivals? EU Antitrust Regulators Ask

    EU antitrust regulators have asked Google’s rivals if the Internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet unit. Google has been fined a total EUR 6.76 billion ($7.7 billion) in the last 17 months for favouring its comparison shopping […]

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    Amazon’s Use of Merchant Data Under EU Microscope

    European Union regulators are checking whether US online retailer Amazon is using merchants’ data in a way that stifles competition, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come as the world’s largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory intervention and even its potential break-up because of its sheer size. Vestager […]

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    EU Agrees on Data Deal With Japan

    The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday allowing businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan, deepening economic links as the two sides also agree a free-trade pact. The EU and Japan concluded several years of data talks in Tokyo in the margins of a bilateral summit and the deal should […]