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      Facebook data transfers threatened by EU ruling

      Irish authorities have warned that a crucial data transfer arrangement relied on by Facebook, Google and Amazon...

    2. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Google appeals global 'right to be forgotten'

      Google is appealing against a demand by French regulators to apply the EU’s “right to be forgotten” ruling across the...

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      Cloud computing is still in its infancy. Most big companies are assessing how far to g...
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    1. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      German court to rule on ECB bond-buying plan

      Germany’s powerful constitutional court will finally deliver its ruling on the European Central Bank’s programme to buy...

    2. May 6, 2016

      Bank of England softens stance in eurozone regulations dispute

      The deputy governor of the Bank of England has backed down in a long-running argument with MPs, admitting that Britain...

    3. May 4, 2016

      EU’s highest court upholds tougher cigarette packet rules

      The European Court of Justice has upheld new EU regulations that require tobacco companies to cover two-thirds of...

    4. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      New EU rules on cigarette packaging upheld

      New EU regulations that require tobacco companies to cover 65 per cent of cigarette packs with health warnings were...

    5. May 4, 2016

      No Safe Harbour? Confusion still reigns over EU-US privacy deal

      Since 2000, US cloud providers have relied on the Safe Harbour agreement with the EU. This assured the providers and...

    6. May 2, 2016

      Brexit ‘could boost eurozone GDP’

      Eurozone economies would gain at the expense of Britain if the UK voted to leave the EU, a leading French economist has...

    7. April 27, 2016

      Leave camp balks at growing activist role of Europe’s highest court

      Theresa May, the home secretary, said this week Britain should leave the European Convention on Human Rights, a 1953...

    8. April 20, 2016

      Know your rights when your flight is delayed

      The television weather forecasts were showing swirls of white across the northeastern US. It may have been spring, but...

    9. April 19, 2016

      UK insurer Prudential closer to £100m refund in marathon tax case

      Prudential came a step closer to securing a tax refund of more than £100m on Tuesday in the latest round of the UK...

    10. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      EU-US data protection deal challenged

      European data protection authorities have expressed doubts about key features of a crucial new data transfer agreement...

    11. March 24, 2016

      Google handed €100,000 fine by French data regulator

      Google has been handed a €100,000 fine by France’s privacy watchdog over allegations that it has not properly applied...

    12. March 1, 2016

      Europe’s top court places curbs on Germany’s migration policy

      The EU’s top court has ruled that Germany cannot use the argument of spreading the burden of social welfare payments...

    13. February 29, 2016

      US, EU data deal raises new privacy fears

      A new transatlantic data agreement will put a senior American diplomat in charge of investigating alleged breaches by...

    14. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Europe and US agree new data privacy deal

      A new transatlantic data agreement will not allow EU citizens to claim any financial damages for violations of their...

    15. February 24, 2016

      David Cameron switches to EU referendum campaign mode

      David Cameron launched the Conservative campaign to keep Britain in the EU on Wednesday evening after claims by his old...

    16. February 24, 2016

      Downing Street rejects Gove claim EU deal is not legally binding

      Downing Street has hit back at Michael Gove after the justice secretary challenged David Cameron’s claim that his...

    17. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Downing St rows with Gove over legality of EU agreement

      A row has broken out between Number 10 and Michael Gove, the justice secretary and a supporter of Britain leaving the...

    18. February 18, 2016

      Iran bank wins ruling against EU sanctions

      An Iranian bank has won a favourable ruling from the European Court of Justice that sanctions were wrongly imposed on...

    19. February 16, 2016

      Weidmann renews attack on ECB’s monetary stimulus

      Germany’s hawkish central bank chief on Tuesday renewed his attack on a key element in the European Central Bank’s...

    20. February 15, 2016

      Tories looks to tame power of European courts

      A decade ago, the convicted killer John Hirst celebrated victory over the British government when a Strasbourg court...

    21. February 8, 2016

      Britain’s premature bet on the future of Europe

      Britain’s involvement in the European project has been a masterclass that makes us cringe. We are sure we are getting...

    22. February 4, 2016

      ECJ says foreign criminals with a child should not be deported

      Foreign criminals should not be automatically deported if they are the sole carer for a resident child, according to an...

    23. February 2, 2016

      EU and US reach deal on data sharing

      The US and EU have agreed a new arrangement for transferring data across the Atlantic — to the relief of technology...

    24. February 2, 2016

      Transatlantic privacy shield could yet be pierced by regulators

      Silicon Valley can breathe a little easier today. On Tuesday the European Commission said it had reached a deal with...

    25. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Europe and US reach 'safe harbour' data deal

      Brussels and Washington have reached a deal on “safe harbour” — the crucial transatlantic data sharing deal that was...

    26. Brussels Blog

      February 1, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Safe harbour day

      Welcome to Monday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    27. January 29, 2016

      EU and US tack towards web data ‘safe harbour’

      Brussels and Washington are scrambling to finalise a last-minute deal over transatlantic data transfers before a grace...

    28. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      German 2-yr yields hit new low after Draghi blasts critics

      European Central Bank president Mario Draghi came out swinging late yesterday, knocking yields on two-year German debt...

    29. January 25, 2016

      Top lawyer claims US does better on data protection than EU

      A leading human rights barrister has said that the US is better at protecting its citizens from government snooping...

    30. December 23, 2015

      European court deals blow to minimum alcohol price laws

      The governments of Scotland and Ireland still hope to impose a minimum price for alcohol, despite a European Court of...

    31. December 23, 2015

      European court paves the way for plain cigarette packaging

      The EU’s highest court has opened the path to the introduction of plain cigarette packaging laws across the continent,...

    32. December 16, 2015

      Orban basks in EU’s migrant struggle

      Not so long ago, Hungary’s railway stations and refugee camps overflowed with thousands of people trapped on the...

    33. November 20, 2015

      British surveillance act is referred to European courts

      Surveillance legislation that was rushed through parliament last year only to be struck down by the High Court has been...

    34. November 11, 2015

      Microsoft’s move raises risks of a fractured web

      When the European Court of Justice scrapped a longstanding transatlantic data transfer agreement last month, many in...

    35. November 11, 2015

      Dyson fails in attempt to change vacuum efficiency tests

      Dyson’s attempt to change energy labelling for vacuum cleaners has been rejected by an EU court, dealing a blow to the...

    36. November 5, 2015

      Transatlantic safe harbour deal still months away, EU warns

      Negotiations over a revised “safe harbour” agreement to ease transatlantic data transfers are likely to drag on for...

    37. November 3, 2015

      Osborne’s two-speed Europe plan meets Berlin’s approval

      George Osborne has set out for the first time the grand bargain he believes Britain can strike with its 27 European...

    38. October 22, 2015

      European court ruling bolsters bitcoin

      Global regulators’ attempts to define bitcoin took a further twist on Thursday as the EU’s top court ruled that for tax...

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