Category Archives: Internet & domains

The EU Court fines the use of geo-blocking to prevent the access to an online videogame

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 With decision of 09.27.2023 (C T-172/21), the Court of the European Union stated that the activation of geoblocking in order to prevent the access to videogames available on the Steam platform, represents a violation of the European law on competition.   How does geoblocking work? Geo-blocking is a practice, generally realized by localizing the user’s […]

Hiroshima AI Process: G7 approves the conduct code for Artificial Intelligence developers

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On October 30th 2023, the G7 leaders issued a joint statement recognizing the potential of advanced artificial intelligence systems and generative AI models. At the same time, the Group of Seven highlighted the importance of keeping humankind at the center of the system, controlling the risks connected to the development of new technologies, most of […]

Digital Markets Act: found the gatekeepers

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On September 6th 2023, the European Commission announced the identification of the platforms, that, within the next 6 months, will have to comply with the new obligations imposed by the Digital Markets Act. The gatekeepers selected by the Commission are six: Alphabet (parent company of Google); Amazon; Apple; ByteDance (parent company of Tiktok); Meta (Facebook). […]

Facebook and personal data: the Court of Justice limits Meta’s processing activities

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With decision of July 4th 2023 (case C-252/21), the EU Court of Justice limited significantly the processing activities carried out by the companies of the Meta Group on personal data. The measure concerns mainly the so-called off-Facebook data, that is data relating to activities that Facebook users do outside the social network. The issue Facebook economic […]