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EU Commission to appeal Apple ruling in Ireland over $14.9 billion tax case
The EU says Ireland gave Apple a deal to pay less taxes, but a court annulled the judgment in July

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/25/2145 ... es-ireland
The same Apple that defends its 30% tax dodges its obligation to fund public services...
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US Big Tech ignoring EU transatlantic data transfer rules

Technology firms' compliance with European restrictions on transatlantic data transfers is shockingly poor, according to Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems.

https://www.fudzilla.com/news/51611-us- ... sfer-rules
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Brexit: EU launches legal action against UK for breaching withdrawal agreement
UK put on formal notice over internal market bill, which ministers admit breaks international law
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The EU has launched legal action against Boris Johnson’s government over breaching the terms of the withdrawal agreement.

Ursula von der Leyen, the European commission president, announced that the UK had been put on formal notice over the internal market bill, which ministers admit breaks international law.
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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -agreement
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EU targets Big Tech with “hit list” facing tougher rules
Brussels broadens search for extra powers to curb power of digital platforms

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... her-rules/
EU is drafting a list of big tech companies that will face tougher regulation
The focus is said to be on American giants

https://www.techspot.com/news/87076-eu- ... ugher.html
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The post brexit reality does not look pretty for Britain:
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He's not wrong, but that was in 2017 to be fair, and I don't think anyone's going to be doing well economically post-Covid.
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