France’s government will likely be following Germany’s into the halls of speech regulation infamy.
Regulated gas prices are expected to end in France after a decision by France’s highest administrative court in July last year said the regulated gas tariffs fixed by CRE, hurt competition and were against EU regulations.
Most importantly, the GDPR gives companies a hard deadline: the new rules go into effect on May 25th, 2018 — so if you’re not following the rules by then, you’re in trouble.
China must strengthen its grip on the internet to ensure broader social and economic goals are met, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday citing comments from President Xi Jinping, underlining a hardening attitude towards online content.
Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on data privacy on April 10, 2018, and Zuckerberg has agreed to come to D.C. and answer their questions. Senator Chuck Grassley, who heads that committee, also asked that Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey come and testify as well.
(4.6.2017) “We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed – yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide,” Ms May said.
“We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements to regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning.”
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, sees things differently. In an interview with Kara Swisher of Recode and Chris Hayes of MSNBC scheduled to air April 6, he tells the two hosts, “I think the best regulation is no regulation, is self-regulation. However, I think we’re beyond that here.” He then goes on to blast Facebook and Google for their despicable business ethics — assuming they have any at all.