Minnesota Regulators Order Enbridge to Pay $3 Million for Violating Environmental Law

Minnesota regulators have ordered energy infrastructure giant Enbridge to pay more than $3 million after failing to follow the environmental laws of the state. In a press release, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said it decided to issue …

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Google Appeals French Regulators’ $591 Million Fine in Copyright Dispute

Google announced on Wednesday that it filed an appeal against a 500 million euro ($591 million) fine issued by France’s antitrust watchdogs in July over the tech giant’s dispute with a local media about paying for news content. On July …

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Russia Fines Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp for Breaking Data Storage Law

Russia’s Tagansky District Magistrates’ Court fined Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp on Thursday for refusing to process users’ private data exclusively within the country. In a statement released by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications Roskomnadzor, the court ordered Facebook, …

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Russia Fines Google for Refusing to Store User Data Locally

Russia has fined Google for refusing to store Russian users’ data to local servers, in breach of its data storage laws, on Thursday.  The Tagansky district court in Moscow has fined the tech giant, 3 million rubles (around $41,000) for …

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Chinese Internet Regulators Fine Tech Giants over Child Exploitation

China’s internet watchdog announced on Wednesday that issued fine against tech giants that include retailing giant Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for allegedly propagating sexually suggestive content that involve minors. In a statement, the Cyberspace Administration of China said that …

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France’s Anti-Trust Authority Fines Google €500m over News Copyright Issue

France’s antitrust watchdog, the Competition Authority, has penalized Google with a 500-million-euro ($593-million) fine on Tuesday over news copyright issue with the country’s news publishers. The Competition Authority ruled against Google for failing to negotiate “in good faith” with media …

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EU Fines Volkswagen & BMW $1B in Emissions Conspiracy

The European Union has fined German automakers Volkswagen and BMW $1 billion for colluding to curb the use of emissions cleaning technology they had developed. According to the EU’s executive commission, Audi, Porsche, and Daimler were also implicated in the …

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Alibaba and Tencent Fined by Chinese Regulators

China has slapped sanctions on firms including Alibaba and Tencent for violation of anti-monopoly regulations, on Wednesday. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has fined 22 companies for mergers and acquisitions made without prior approval from the regulator, state …

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