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Microsoft's new German data center adds new twist to Safe Harbor wranglings

In response to a recent change in the data protection regulations in Europe, Microsoft announced plans today to open a data center in Germany that will be controlled by a German company. 

European Parliament passes law abolishing mobile roaming charges by June 2017

In a development that should be good news to business travelers in Europe, the European Parliament voted Tuesday to end mobile roaming charges across member countries by June 2017.

Spotlight: What the safe harbor decision means for companies like Microsoft

Microsoft's top legal thinker and recently named president Brad Smith took to his blog Tuesday to discuss the implications of the EU striking from the books last week a longstanding international agreement on data due in part to the U.S. government's willingness to snoop on EU citizen information.

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.