The MEP and former European Commissioner is a champion of data privacy. New EU rules Reding proposed to protect individuals from data abuse by internet firms go into effect in May.
An unprecedented lawsuit against Google has echoes of past efforts to rein in tech giants like Microsoft and Apple. Attempts to enforce antitrust laws have left some players in the dust, while others are fighting back.
The need in Europe for tighter rules on US internet giants has become "urgent," says its anti-monopolies chief Margrethe Vestager. Brussels is seeking submissions by September on its planned 'Digital Services Act.'
The EU hopes to boost research into as well as regulate artificial intelligence. The bloc also wants to create a marketplace for "unbiased" data. Legislators hope to have a law drafted by year-end.
A US tax reporting law has created major headaches for thousands of Europeans across the continent. Unless lawmakers find a last-ditch solution, they risk having their bank accounts closed out in the next few months.
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