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By Siada El Ramly When revising the Payment Services Directive (PSD), the EU institutions have – quite rightly – emphasised the importance of security. This emphasis need not stifle innovation or deprive users of new products; but that is precisely the effect that the legislation will have – without making users any safer when they… » read more

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Posted by Daniela Borlea

Google Under Fire

So it finally happened. Yesterday the European Commission announced it had sent Google a Statement of Objections (SO), accusing it of abusing its dominant position in search to unfairly give advantages to its comparison shopping service, Google Shopping. This is obviously hugely important. As I have argued here before, the outcome of this case has… » read more

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Posted by Chris Sherwood

By Silvia Romano   Those watching the Data Protection Regulation (DPR) can breathe a sigh of relief now that EU Ministers have reached an agreement on a number of critical provisions of the proposal. However, more work remains to be done to achieve a robust and clear legislative framework which can effectively address the challenges… » read more

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By Piotr Kułaga Intellectual Property Specialist, responsible for Rights Protection Cooperation Programme     The Rights Protection Cooperation Programme has been available on Allegro.pl since 2004. It is dedicated to cooperation with brand owners and protection of their trademark rights and copyrights. Since its launch, the Programme has been joined by over 1,500 Polish and… » read more

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Yesterday, leading European companies sent an open letter to the EU institutions calling for the successful conclusion of EU-US negotiations on the Safe Harbor. You can see the letter here: Safe Harbor Letter from European Industry Readers should be crystal clear in their minds that the Safe Harbor was not designed to help US companies… » read more

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Posted by Chris Sherwood

In various conversations over recent months, I have noticed that a lot of people don’t understand the difference between general, or horizontal search on the one hand, and specialised, or vertical search on the other. Understanding the differences is crucial to understanding how Google abuses its dominant position, because Google systematically describes a vast “search”… » read more

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Posted by Chris Sherwood

In order to resolve its dispute with the European Commission (EC) over its abuses in dominant position in search, Google has proposed to use an existing commercial product, the Google Shopping box, as a basis for a settlement with the EC. The intended purpose was to give comparable presentation of rival products; note: comparable, not… » read more

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Posted by Daniela Borlea

Google-bashing has become very fashionable. Businesses, individuals, and politicians around the world, but especially in Europe, have taken great delight in attacking Google: Google the monopolist, Google the privacy-killer, Google the tax-dodger, Google the facilitator of online piracy, Google the free-rider over telecoms networks. The list goes on.   My company is one of those… » read more

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Posted by Chris Sherwood

Why eCommerce is under attack May I start with a question? What do you think is one of the most innovative businesses in mankind? Commerce. To sell and buy is a business started from peer-to-peer business to mobile business today. Especially in the last two hundred years commerce developed the way to shop from flying… » read more

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