Articles by Foo Yun Chee

EU Draft Rules Would Make It Easier to Sue Drone Makers, AI Systems

Individuals and companies that suffer harm from drones, robots and other products or services equipped with artificial intelligence software will find it easier to sue for compensation under EU draft rules seen by Reuters. The AI Liability Directive, which the …

EU Proposes Rules Targeting Cybersecurity Risks of Smart Devices

From laptops to fridges to mobile apps, smart devices connected to the internet will have to be assessed for their cybersecurity risks under draft European Union rules announced on Thursday, amid concerns about a spate of cyber attacks. Companies face …

Google Faces Damages Claims of $25.4B in UK, Dutch Courts Over Adtech Practices

Alphabet unit Google will face damages claims for up to 25 billion euros ($25.4 billion) over its digital advertising practices in two suits to be filed in British and Dutch courts in the coming weeks by a law firm on …

Win for Qualcomm as No EU Appeal Court Ruling Against $991M Fine

EU antitrust regulators will not appeal a court ruling scrapping its 997-million-euro ($991 million) fine against Qualcomm, people familiar with the matter said, in a major win for the U.S. chipmaker that ends a long-running saga. The Luxembourg-based General Court, …

EU Mulls New Unit With Antitrust Veterans to Enforce Tech Rules

The European Commission is considering creating a new directorate that may be headed by two top antitrust officials to enforce tough new rules aimed at reining in the powers of Big Tech, two people familiar with the matter said. Such …

EU Court Upholds Greece’s Claim to ‘Feta’ in Snub to Denmark

Greece on Thursday scored a win in its fight to protect their right to the term ‘Feta’ as Europe’s top court reprimanded Denmark for not blocking local companies from using the name for sales outside the European Union. Greece claims …

EU Lawmakers Pass Landmark Rules to Rein In Tech Giants, but Enforcement a Concern

EU lawmakers gave the thumbs up on Tuesday to landmark rules to rein in tech giants such as Alphabet unit Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft, but enforcement could be hampered by regulators’ limited resources. In addition to the rules …

Top EU Court Says Insurer Must Pay Spanish Claim in Galicia Oil Spill

BRUSSELS – Spain on Monday won backing from Europe’s top court in its mutli-million euros damage claim against The London Steam-Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association for a massive oil spill on its northwestern coast two decades ago. The 2002 sinking …

American Chamber of Commerce Voices Concerns About EU Plan for Foreign Subsidies

Proposed EU legislation targeting foreign state-backed buyers of European companies prompted by fears of a Chinese buying spree may be impossible to comply with in practice, the American Chamber of Commerce and peer groups for Indian and Japanese businesses said …

EU Agrees to Tougher Cyber-Security Rules for Key Sectors, Including Financial Services

EU countries and lawmakers agreed on Friday to tougher cyber-security rules for large energy, transport and financial firms, digital providers and medical device makers amid concerns about cyber attacks by state actors and other malicious players. The European Commission two …