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# Margrethe Vestager

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# Artificial Intelligence
EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies
“Generalised surveillance” would be off-limits, as well as any tech “used to manipulate the behaviour, opinions or decisions” of citizens.
# big tech
'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.
# Amazon
Amazon hit with European competition law charges over 'illegal abuse of its market dominance'
The Commission has also opened a second investigation into the online retail giant.
# apple tax row
European Commission to appeal €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling
The legal row stems from an EU investigation into Apple’s Irish tax structures.
# Round one
'A marathon, not a sprint': European Commission says the fight over Apple tax and Ireland isn't over
Margrethe Vestager has said the EU would analyse yesterday’s judgement before deciding on an appeal.
# the saga continues
An EU court has ruled in favour of Apple and Ireland in the €13 billion tax row. So what happens now?
Officials are already exploring the possibility of using a Treaty article to crack down on low-tax countries.
# apple tax
A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there
Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.
# competition rules
EU launches probe into Amazon's use of third-party sellers data
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the investigation would be completed as a matter of priority.
# car insurance
Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation
The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.
# Ouch
Google just got fined a whopping €4.3 billion for its conduct regarding its Android system
The fine relates to the online giant allegedly using its Android phone operating system to further its own dominance of the search engine market.
# apple tax
Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
Vestager said other EU countries can try to prove some of Apple’s profits funnelled through Ireland were based on sales in their territories.
# amazon painforest
Tired of expensive Kindle books? You're not the only one...
Amazon have become the latest tech giant to be targeted by crusading EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
# huge fines
The EU and Russia are on a major collision course...
Over gas this time. The EU could end up fining Russian energy giant Gazprom up to €10 billion for abuse of competition…
# unblocked
Want to watch US Netflix in Ireland? It could be on the cards
Legally that is. The EU are on the case.