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EC presses ahead with mobile payment security reform

The European Commission (EC) revealed the latest draft Payment Services Directive (PSD2) rules, which are …

EC-backed body issues 5G hype warning

European Commission (EC)-backed group the 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA) warned premature launch announcements risked fragmenting …

EC hails benefits of abolishing roaming fees

The European Commission (EC) trumpeted its move to abolish roaming in the region after a survey …

Record EC fine on Google stands despite appeal

Google remains liable to pay a record €2.4 billion European Commission (EC) fine despite going …

EC clears Vivendi takeover of Telecom Italia

The European Commission (EC) approved Vivendi’s plans to take de facto control of Telecom Italia …

US reacts strongly to EC tax probe into Apple, others

The US Treasury said the European Commission’s (EC) investigation into tax breaks would have an “outsized impact” on American firms, as the latter looks to claim back billions in tax from companies that include US giants Apple and Amazon.

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EC steps up app action

The European Commission (EC) has come up with a code of conduct on privacy for mobile health apps that focuses on user consent, privacy by design and default, principles of advertising and disclosing data to third parties, among other issues.

EU member states’ digital progress “at very different stages”

The European Union’s 28 member states are at very different stages in the development of the digital economy, according to a report on digital progress, as mobile data services saw a sharp uptake, with overall revenues declining since 2012.

EC’s Oettinger urges verticals to embrace 5G

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Vertical industries across Europe risk “losing to global competition”, unless they embrace digitalisation …

Italy’s antitrust watchdog wants control of Hutchison-VimpelCom deal review

Italy’s watchdog wants to be the one to review a planned merger between Hutchison and Vimpelcom’s operations in Italy, which is currently being scrutinised by the EU competition authority, Reuters reported.