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If you do business in Europe, you'll likely need a new way to handle customer data

If you do business with customers in Europe, you might soon need to figure out new mechanisms for handling their data.

Google: Unrestricted search is a human right, EU is interfering

Some 70,000 takedown requests are being handled by hand, according to Google's legal chief, who's now faced with the task of owning up to all the data Google owns.

Google hit with new EU complaint over alleged abusive app store behavior

Google is being hit by a European Union complaint from Portuguese app store firm Aptoide alleging abusive practices by the search giant.

Proposed EU roaming charge ban could help business travelers, hurt operators

A proposed European Union law ending mobile roaming charges in Europe could help business travelers but hurt mobile operators.

European regulators hit Google with over €1 million in fines for privacy policy changes

French and Spanish regulators have slapped Google with more than €1 million in fines for violating the European Union's data protection law.

Increasing cloud acceptance in Europe spurs Amazon to build German cloud center

In response to growing acceptance of cloud computing among European firms, Amazon is building a new development center for cloud technologies in Germany and hiring 70 engineers to work at the center, according to a report by the New York Times.

Spotlight: EU mulls probe of Chinese telecom gear makers

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht is lobbying the EU ministers to launch a probe into Chinese telecom gear makers Huawei and ZTE over state subsidies that the commissioner considers unfair trade practices, according to a report by Reuters.

The EU's common sense privacy approach to big data

The European Union is being more aggressive than the United States and other countries in getting out in front of the definitions and impacts of big data on privacy, and the rules created around them.

IDC: Removing barriers to cloud computing could double EU spending by 2020

Removing barriers to cloud computing could more than double spending on public cloud services in Europe, from €35.2 billion currently to €77.8 billion by 2020, according to a study by IDC on behalf of the European Union.

EU gives nod to Microsoft's $8.5B Skype acquisition

The European Union, as expected, has approved Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) $8.5 billion acquisition of VoIP provider Skype, meaning the company has cleared the last major hurdle to closing the deal it