The CJEU Database Platform: Decisions and Decision-Makers (Journal of Law and Courts)

Journal of Law and Courts: The CJEU Database Platform: Decisions and Decision-Makers. “This article presents the CJEU Database Platform, which provides scholars with an extensive collection of easily accessible, research-ready data on the the universe of cases, decisions, and judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).”

The Verge: Google services to offer more accurate information in compliance with EU

The Verge: Google services to offer more accurate information in compliance with EU. “Many of Google’s offerings will soon be updated to provide clear and accurate information in compliance with consumer protection laws in the EU. Announced by the European Commission on Thursday, the Alphabet-owned company has agreed to introduce changes to Google Store, Google Play Store, Google Hotels, and Google Flights following discussions with the Consumer Protection Cooperation Network (CPC) in 2021.”

Politico: Avoid TikTok for government work, Dutch officials told

Politico: Avoid TikTok for government work, Dutch officials told. “Public authorities in the Netherlands are being told to steer clear of TikTok amid growing concerns across the EU and U.S. that the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform poses privacy risks. Dutch ministries and agencies are mostly following a recommendation to shun TikTok accounts and stop government communication and advertising on the platform, two government officials told POLITICO.”

Euractiv: EU Commission to create common oncology imaging database

Euractiv: EU Commission to create common oncology imaging database. “The European Commission launched its European Cancer Imaging Initiative on Monday (23 January), which aims to create a common digital infrastructure across the EU to facilitate data sharing on the disease.”

TechCrunch: Europe quizzes TikTok on data safety, disinformation and DSA compliance

TechCrunch: Europe quizzes TikTok on data safety, disinformation and DSA compliance . “A meeting between TikTok’s CEO, Shou Zi Chew, and senior European Union lawmakers which took place today saw the video sharing platform’s chief executive quizzed on a range of topics — including its preparations to comply with incoming pan-EU rules focused on content governance and safety (aka the Digital Services Act; or DSA), and its approach to existing rules on privacy and data protection (including the General Data Protection Regulation).”

Search Engine Journal: Meta Fined $414M for EU Privacy Law Violations

Search Engine Journal: Meta Fined $414M for EU Privacy Law Violations. “The parent company of Facebook and Instagram, Meta, was fined a total of $414 million by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) for breaking EU privacy laws. According to the DPC, Meta unlawfully required users to consent to personalized and targeted advertisements. As a result, Meta will pay roughly $223 million for breaking Facebook’s privacy policies and about $191 million for its actions on Instagram.”

Tubefilter: Here’s how sweeping legal changes will affect content creators in 2023

Tubefilter: Here’s how sweeping legal changes will affect content creators in 2023. “The past year brought about changes to internet laws and regulations in the European Union, as well as challenges to laws in the United States that will begin to take shape throughout 2023. Additionally, regulatory authorities have continued exercising their control in new and emerging areas, dropping penalties and warnings on both creators and brands.”

EU tech policy predictions: What to expect in 2023 (The Next Web)

The Next Web: EU tech policy predictions: What to expect in 2023. “TNW asked IT experts across the bloc what they predict from the EU’s policies in 2023. All expect significant changes in legislation, with certain technologies particularly prominent in their forecasts.”

Politico: Elon Musk invited to testify in the European Parliament

Politico: Elon Musk invited to testify in the European Parliament. “Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk has been invited to testify in the European Parliament, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO. European Parliament President Roberta Metsola Monday sent a letter to the tech billionaire asking him to appear for a ‘frank exchange in public’ with lawmakers.”

TorrentFreak: Google’s Permanent Deindexing of Pirate Sites Spreads Across Europe

TorrentFreak: Google’s Permanent Deindexing of Pirate Sites Spreads Across Europe. “Google’s decision to completely deindex pirate sites from search results is spreading across Europe. Earlier this year the MPA admitted that around 10,000 domains had already been removed but today’s figure is likely to be much higher. Takedown notices on the Lumen Database and a report published in Lithuania cast additional light on a stealthy but massive piracy deindexing program.”

TechCrunch: Ireland’s privacy watchdog engaging with Twitter over data access to reporters

TechCrunch: Ireland’s privacy watchdog engaging with Twitter over data access to reporters. “Elon Musk’s desire to stir conspiratorial shit up by giving select outsiders aligned with his conservative agenda access to Twitter systems and data could land the world’s richest man in some serious doodoo with regulators on both sides of the Atlantic.”

The Verge: EU sets December 28th, 2024, deadline for all new phones to use USB-C for wired charging

The Verge: EU sets December 28th, 2024, deadline for all new phones to use USB-C for wired charging. “We finally have a final official deadline for when new phones sold in the European Union — including future iPhones — will have to use USB-C for wired charging: December 28th, 2024.”

Political advertising: EU lawmakers to reign in on surveillance-based targeting of political advertising (Patrick Breyer)

Patrick Breyer: Political advertising: EU lawmakers to reign in on surveillance-based targeting of political advertising. “Today, the European Parliament’s LIBE committee voted to restrict the use of personal data to target online political advertisements to data explicitly provided for this purpose by citizens with their consent, excluding the use of behavioral and inferred intelligence on citizens. LIBE has the exclusive competence on the articles dealing with data protection (the targeting). However, the position will be subject to trilogue negotiations with EU governments.”

University of Nottingham: Hub to support refugee education across Europe launched by Nottingham academics

University of Nottingham: Hub to support refugee education across Europe launched by Nottingham academics. “The Hub for European Refugee Education (HERE) brings together academic and stakeholder expertise of policies and practices for integrating children, young people and adults with refugee backgrounds through education, in order to help them to be able to live lives of dignity and value in their new societies.”

Reuters: Google must remove ‘manifestly inaccurate’ data, EU top court says

Reuters: Google must remove ‘manifestly inaccurate’ data, EU top court says. “Alphabet unit Google must remove data from online search results if users can prove it is inaccurate, Europe’s top court said on Thursday.”