Neowin: Twitter expands political ad transparency tools to EU, India, and Australia

Neowin: Twitter expands political ad transparency tools to EU, India, and Australia . “Twitter has announced that it’s bringing political ad rules to European Union member states, India, and Australia, following a rollout last year in the United States. The transparency effort consists of the Political Campaigning Policy, which defines political content, and the Ads Transparency Center (ATC), where users can dig into information about political advertisers.”

Bloomberg Quint: Google, Facebook Forced to Pay Creators Under New EU Rules

Bloomberg Quint: Google, Facebook Forced to Pay Creators Under New EU Rules. “Online platforms will be required to compensate publishers and creators for the content that appears on their websites, under new European Union copyright rules that could shrink access to online media in Europe.”

UK Authority: UK may lose access to verified medicines database

UKAuthority: UK may lose access to verified medicines database. “Patients will be at risk from fake medicines if the UK leaves the EU without a deal because access to a new EU-wide database could be lost, pharmaceutical leaders have warned.”

CNET: Google could kill Google News in EU over controversial proposed law

CNET: Google could kill Google News in EU over controversial proposed law. “If the European Union goes ahead with a controversial set of changes to digital copyright, Google could pull its Google News service from the continent, according to a report Monday by Bloomberg.”

City A.M.: Google hit with €50m fine by French data regulator in GDPR battle

City A.M.: Google hit with €50m fine by French data regulator in GDPR battle. €50m is a little over $56.8 million USD at this writing. “Though today’s fine is the largest under GDPR to date, it is relatively small in comparison to the legislation’s maximum penalty limit of up to four per cent of a firm’s annual global turnover. In Google’s case, the fine could have been more than $4.3bn (£3.3bn) based on revenues of $109.7bn in its last full financial year.”