Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party surges in polls amid EU’s Eurosceptic wave

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have gained ground in a recent poll, pulling almost even with the ruling Social Democrats, ahead of an election in September. Similar parties have won recent elections in Slovenia and Italy. The poll, conducted for Sweden’s Expressen newspaper and published Monday, has put the Sweden Democrats in second place, with 21 […]

Facebook explains how it will comply with the EU’s GDPR

After a lot of scandal and a great deal of confusion, Facebook has finally made clear what its privacy settings will look like in the wake of Europe’s forthcoming GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). In a news release, the company said that everyone, no matter where they live, will be asked to review information […]

EU’s ‘dictatorial’ nature helps US & UK hold sway in Skripal case – Senator Richard Black to RT

It didn’t take much effort for the US and UK to make the EU fall in line in the Skripal case, Virginia State Senator Richard Black told RT. The bloc is a “soft dictatorship” in which only key players need to be swayed, he said. The White House’s claims that it played a key role […]

What the EU’s latest data protection law means for chatbot makers and marketers

GUEST: What follows is an overview of the upcoming GDPR legislation and, above all, an invite to anticipate the consequences of this new regulation and start thinking about the actions you need to undertake. It is absolutely not legal advice; GDPR is a pretty serious matter (keep reading to see how serious it is) and […]

Egos & in-fighting: Cracks reported in EU’s Brexit front with leaders ‘not happy’ about Barnier

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:33 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:34 The “colossal ego” of chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is said to be angering other EU officials, after the French politician slammed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade deal hopes, despite reportedly being warned not to. On Monday, Barnier revealed – seemingly without […]

Will Britain get its share of EU’s 42,000 bottles of wine & £13mn artwork after Brexit?

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 15:57 Britain must get its fair share of the EU’s 42,000 bottles of wine and fine art worth £13 million ($ 17.4 million) during Brexit negotiations, Tory Brexiteer Sir Edward Leigh has said. He urged ministers to “promise to take back control” of the collections. British negotiators are expected to […]

The EU’s top court has referred the €1 billion Intel antitrust case back to a lower court (INTC, 6701, 992)

Thomson Reuters LUXEMBOURG, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Europe’s top court on Wednesday told a lower court to re-examine U.S. chipmaker Intel’s appeal against a 1.06-billion-euro ($ 1.3 billion) EU antitrust fine. “The Court of Justice sets aside the judgment of the General Court, which had upheld the fine of 1.06 billion euros imposed on Intel […]

‘Humiliation’: Iranian MPs ridiculed for scrambling to take selfies with EU’s Mogherini (PHOTOS)

Published time: 7 Aug, 2017 17:35 Iranian MPs have been ridiculed for scrambling to take selfies with top EU diplomat Federica Mogherini, while she was visiting the country to attend the swearing in ceremony of President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday. Photos show a number of Iranian politicians scrambling to get close to the Italian, some […]

Ryanair chief: EU’s ‘revenge’ will be block on UK flights

Mr O’Leary, chief executive of the Ireland-based airline, said the European Commission wanted to “yank the tail” of the UK – while foreign operators were determined to block a good Brexit deal.  Leaving the EU means Britain will automatically quit the EU Open Skies agreement which lets all flights operate between here and the continent.  […]

The U.S. is slowly submitting to the EU’s 2018 privacy law

GUEST: Figure this one out: Just shy of 100 percent of U.S.-based privacy professionals believe the importance and complexity of managing privacy in their organizations is increasing. Similar numbers (97 percent!) acknowledge they will increase their investment in managing privacy. Yet fully 61 percent of these same professionals acknowledge they have done little to prepare […]