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TECH 01 Mar 2016 | 9:25 AM

Major powers team up to tell China of concerns over new laws

The United States, Canada, Germany, Japan and the European Union have written to China to express concern over three new or planned laws, including one on counterterrorism, in a rare joint bid to pressure Beijing into taking their objections seriously.

TECH 14 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

EU data laws set to bite after Facebook scandal

New European Union data protection laws take effect on May 25 to protect users’ online information, in what Brussels touts as a global benchmark after the Facebook scandal.

TECH 04 Dec 2018 | 9:00 AM

Australia set to pass sweeping cyber laws despite tech giant fears

Australia’s two main parties struck a deal Dec 4 to pass sweeping cyber laws requiring tech giants to help government agencies get around encrypted communications used by suspected criminals and terrorists.

TECH 27 Sep 2016 | 1:24 AM

UAE to introduce new laws soon to regulate drones

The United Arab Emirates will finalise laws to more heavily regulate the sale of drones and their operations soon, aiming to minimise risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles.

TECH 18 May 2015 | 9:30 AM

Facebook tramples on European privacy laws: Belgian watchdog

Facebook tramples on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodges questions from national regulators, Belgium's privacy watchdog said.

TECH 24 Oct 2018 | 10:53 AM

Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being ‘weaponised’

The head of Apple on Oct 24 endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the US and renewed the technology giant’s commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being “weaponised” against users.

TECH 24 Oct 2018 | 4:28 AM

Apple’s Cook set to back strong privacy laws in Europe, US at Brussels event

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is expected to praise new European privacy rules and to voice the company's support for strong laws in Europe and the United States to protect the use of data, according to prepared remarks for delivery at a Brussels event.

TECH 28 Feb 2017 | 4:12 AM

Alibaba says poor laws, enforcement behind spread of fakes

China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd blamed ambiguous laws and lax penalties at the root of its difficulties in enforcing laws against counterfeiting.

TECH 19 May 2016 | 6:30 AM

UK plans new insurance laws to help driverless cars onto the road

Britain announced plans for new motor insurance laws designed to encourage investment in driverless cars, as the government looks to capture a leading role in the nascent industry.

TECH 25 Apr 2016 | 9:30 AM

Canada minister urges new media laws to boost local content: paper

Canada's Liberal government is prepared to overhaul the country's laws governing broadcasting, media and cultural industries to support local content.