EU General Court decision against Google could be a landmark

In a case that could impact the business models of major tech companies, Google has been ordered to pay a €2.4 billion fine for using algorithms to favor its own comparison-shopping services over competitors in a breach of antitrust law.

The case by the European Commission was ruled valid by the EU’s General Court but can still be appealed to the EU’s highest court.

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Unanimous UK Supreme Court ruling provides big Google win and blocks Safari-tracking consumer class action

November 16, 2021

A longtime, widely-watched suit that claimed Google used a Safari workaround to override iPhone users’ privacy settings, has been decided on appeal in Google’s favor. The suit tried to establish that representative action could be brought in the UK for data protection violation and loss of control for an estimated 4 million users.  But the court determined specific damage/loss must be suffered to claim compensation.

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Meltwater Combines with Microsoft to Create an Integrated Communication Insights Solution

February 20, 2024

Meltwater, a provider of media, social and consumer intelligence, announced it is partnering with Microsoft on an integrated communications insights solution. The partnership will integrate the data from Meltwater’s listening tools with Microsoft’s AI-driven capability to deliver data “as dialogue.” Microsoft will use Meltwater as its provider of global intelligence, while Meltwater has made a multi-year commitment to Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform.

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