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Europe Takes Lead in Tech Industry Regulation

PRIVACY LAW—EU

July 23, 2012

Regulators in the European Union are challenging the world’s largest technology firms, and according to The Washington Post, “they are winning.” U.S.-based tech companies are being scrutinized by European regulators “to the point that many experts say,” according to the report, “the legal landscape of the technology industry is being shaped more profoundly” in Europe than in the U.S. A professor from the University of Liege Law School in Belgium said, “The pipeline is packed with these cases.” Before Europe takes its summer break next week, regulators hope to have a settlement with Google, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this article.)
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