Articles by Sarah Frier and Stephanie Bodoni

Facebook Begins Complying with EU’s Privacy Rules; Global Users to Be Protected

Facebook Inc. is starting to comply with new privacy rules in Europe. And then, to get ahead of scrutiny everywhere else, the company said it will provide the same protections to the rest of its 2 billion users. Users in …

Facebook ‘Willing’ to Meet with EU Regulators over Widening Data Scandal

Facebook Inc. expressed a “willingness to engage” with European Union regulators in the wake of fresh evidence showing that data on most of the social network’s 2 billion users could have been accessed improperly. Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova is in …

Facebook Will Dodge EU’s Tough New Data Rules – as GDPR Is Effective in May

Markets had already delivered their verdict before the European Union’s data privacy watchdogs could express outrage toward Facebook Inc. And while the social media giant lost as much as $60 billion in value earlier this week, Facebook is set to …

EU Court Rules Uber Should Be Regulated as Transport Firm, Not an App

Uber Technologies Inc. suffered a defeat when the European Union’s top court ruled its ride-hailing service should be regulated as a transport company, a decision that could set a precedent for the burgeoning gig economy. The EU Court of Justice …

UK Firms Choosing Luxembourg as Brexit HQ May Find Lifestyle Differences

Little Luxembourg is luring firms on the lookout for a post-Brexit foothold in the European Union, from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to insurance giant American International Group Inc. While many find the Grand Duchy a multilingual paradise, would-be expats are …

Luxembourg Successfully Woos UK Finance Firms Seeking Post-Brexit HQs

Luxembourg is becoming a serious contender among nations bidding for business to come their way after the U.K.’s exit from the European Union, as insurers, asset managers and financial-technology companies are interested in setting up shop in the Grand Duchy. …

EU Court to Decide Whether Uber Is an App or a Transport Company

Fifteen judges at the European Union’s top court are trying to decide, once and for all, whether Uber Technologies Inc. is an app or a transport company. The question has long vexed regulators and lawmakers across the region. Defeat for …

Your Boss Can Snoop on Your Personal E-Mails, European Court Rules

Bosses can snoop on workers’ e-mails including personal messages with loved ones during working hours, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a case brought by a Romanian man who claimed he was unfairly fired after his employer spied …

Update: Lufthansa Liability May be Unlimited; Insurance in Play

The families of passengers on the doomed jet operated by Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Germanwings will able to seek unlimited recoveries from the carrier because the co-pilot may have deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps, lawyers said. “The liability …

Fired Obese Employees Can Sue for Discrimination: EU Court of Justice

The European Union’s highest court extended discrimination laws to obesity, saying employees in limited situations may be able to sue over firings if their weight hinders or limits them at work. Workers who are so overweight that they can’t do …