April 24, 2018

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    • Facebook Struggles to Adapt to Privacy Pressures Over User Biometrics - findBIOMETRICS April 24, 2018
      findBIOMETRICSFacebook Struggles to Adapt to Privacy Pressures Over User BiometricsfindBIOMETRICSThe company's latest misstep was a notification sent to a journalist in the UK indicating that the user's facial recognition setting was on. Facebook had switched the setting off for users in the European Union back in 2012 to ensure it did not run ...and more »
    • Why is a celebrity personal-finance guru suing Facebook? - Engadget April 23, 2018
      EngadgetWhy is a celebrity personal-finance guru suing Facebook?EngadgetAll of which are knotty questions that will likely need to be answered in the country's superior courts, and may result in a European challenge. In a statement to Engadget, Facebook said it "does not allow adverts which are misleading or false." It ...and more »
    • The Hill's Morning Report - Lawsuits, investigations send Trump on Twitter tirade - The Hill April 23, 2018
      The HillThe Hill's Morning Report - Lawsuits, investigations send Trump on Twitter tiradeThe HillMeetings with European peers will dominate Trump's calendar this week. Monday: The president welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron today for a three-day state visit including bilateral meetings, a joint press conference, and a formal state dinner ...and more »
    • German Supreme Court dismisses Axel Springer lawsuit, says ad blocking is legal - TechCrunch April 20, 2018
      TechCrunchGerman Supreme Court dismisses Axel Springer lawsuit, says ad blocking is legalTechCrunchGermany's Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit yesterday from Axel Springer against Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus. The European publishing giant (which acquired Business Insider in 2015) argued that ad blocking, as well as the business model where ...and more »
    • Facebook brings back its controversial facial recognition feature to Europe after closing it in 2012 - CNBC April 18, 2018
      CNBCFacebook brings back its controversial facial recognition feature to Europe after closing it in 2012CNBCFacebook is bringing its facial recognition technology back to Europe, despite agreeing with regulators to drop the feature nearly six years ago. On Tuesday, the social network outlined a number of measures it would be rolling out to comply with a […]
    • The misuse of abuse: fears of potentially abusive litigation are overriding the reality of abusive companies in Europe - Open Democracy April 15, 2018
      Open DemocracyThe misuse of abuse: fears of potentially abusive litigation are overriding the reality of abusive companies in EuropeOpen DemocracyWhen uttered in Europe, the term “class-action” has the potential to cause policy-makers to shiver in their boots. It's a scary word – synonymous with the litigation excesses of wild-west North America where the financial stakes […]
    • EU clears path for collective law suits - EURACTIV April 11, 2018
      EURACTIVEU clears path for collective law suitsEURACTIVConsumers will be able to sue companies in collective action lawsuits spanning multiple EU countries, under a new European Commission proposal. The sweeping legal overhaul, tabled on Wednesday (11 April), will make it easier for consumers to seek ...Opening speech by Vice-President Ansip at the Digital Day 2018EU NewsEuropean […]
    • Settled lawsuit paves way for Humira biosimilar in EU from October - BioPharma-Reporter.com April 6, 2018
      BioPharma-Reporter.comSettled lawsuit paves way for Humira biosimilar in EU from OctoberBioPharma-Reporter.comAll pending litigation between Samsung Bioepis and Humira's originator firm AbbVie has been settled, the South Korean biosimilar developer said yesterday, paving the way for the launch of its adalimumab biosimilar SB5. The European Commission (EC ...and more »
    • No lawsuits against Estonia filed with European Court of Justice in 2017 - ERR News March 30, 2018
      ERR NewsNo lawsuits against Estonia filed with European Court of Justice in 2017ERR NewsAs of the end of last year, 33 infringement procedures involving Estonia were ongoing, Veski noted. During the year, 17new infringement procedures involving Estonia were launched and 14 procedures concerning failure to transpose EU law in time closed ...