Stories by Peter Sayer

Facebook must face privacy lawsuit in Austria, EU court rules

Facebook must defend its privacy policy against a consumer lawsuit in an Austrian court, the European Union’s highest court has ruled. Its judgement has consequences for all businesses handling the personal information of consumers in the EU.

Written by Peter Sayer25 Jan. 18 21:25

EU wants more complaints about Privacy Shield deal with US

European Union officials want more people to complain about Privacy Shield, the exemption to European Union data protection law that allows businesses to export personal information to the U.S. for processing.

Written by Peter Sayer19 Oct. 17 02:37

Facebook tests stand-alone Workplace Chat app

The social network has quietly published a standalone Workplace Chat app to complement its existing browser-based Workplace enterprise networking service.

Written by Peter Sayer06 Oct. 17 23:19

EU wants all online businesses to pay their taxes

Corporations can escape death for as long as they make a profit -- but they still have to pay their taxes, the European Commission has ruled in two cases involving Apple and At the same time, the Commission has unveiled reforms to the way value-added tax (VAT) is collected that will affect businesses selling online across the EU.

Written by Peter Sayer05 Oct. 17 01:17