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Splitting dominant search businesses from other business services could resolve competition issues, say MEPs

The EU's competition regulator should consider forcing dominant internet search engines to operate their search business separately from the "other commercial services" they provide, MEPs have said. 28 Nov 2014

'Cookie' rules apply to alternative device fingerprinting technologies, says privacy watchdog

Website operators that turn to new "device fingerprinting" technologies to track internet users' behaviour in place of 'cookies' have to obtain users' consent in accordance with the same EU legal standards that apply to the use of cookies, an EU privacy watchdog... 28 Nov 2014

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US technology companies, anti-terrorism and privacy: tensions in the legal framework

FOCUS: Despite lawmakers' demands, technology companies are not in a position to do more to help government national security efforts because they need to comply with laws in several countries, a UK intelligence report has conceded. 27 Nov 2014

New PSD2 plans suggest new rules on access to payment accounts moving closer

Banks and other 'credit institutions' could have to provide other 'third party' service providers (TPPs) with easier access to customers' payment accounts to help facilitate transactions and new account information services under proposed reforms to EU payments... 27 Nov 2014

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