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TECH 18 Feb 2015 | 12:04 PM Premium

Irish regulator of Apple, Facebook eyes power to levy huge fines

Ireland's new data protection watchdog expects to win the power to levy vast fines on some of the world's biggest Internet firms under European privacy laws, despite opposition from some larger EU countries who want responsibilities shared more widely.

TECH 30 Mar 2015 | 1:29 PM Premium

Challenges of GST: Cost management and competitiveness

Businesses bear the brunt of responsibility when it comes to GST, and a dilemma exists for SMEs on whether or not to voluntarily register with Customs.

TECH 13 Apr 2015 | 1:26 PM Premium

Clinton wins high marks for social media launch

Presidential contender Hillary Clinton tweeted, Facebooked and YouTubed her way through the first official day of her campaign in a social media strategy that earned her high marks among marketers.

TECH 14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM Premium

Twitter, YouTube, Instagram work on stealth advertising

The quandary for those who run social networks is how to monetise activity on them without antagonising and thus losing users through distracting ads?

TECH 18 May 2015 | 9:30 AM Premium

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 21 May 2015 | 2:00 PM Premium

Firms to face stiffer fines for breaking EU's "right to be forgotten" rules

Firms such as Google and Microsoft will face stiffer fines if they violate Europe's "right to be forgotten" online rules, according to a draft text agreed by European Union ambassadors on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said.

TECH 03 Jul 2015 | 1:25 PM Premium

Changing viewing habits prompt BBC to cut 1,000 jobs

The BBC said it is cutting more than 1,000 jobs as part of a long-term savings programme, made more urgent by a shift to online viewing that threatens its funding.

TECH 09 Jul 2015 | 11:42 AM Premium

Mexico City to regulate Uber with license fees, ride levy: draft

Uber is facing its latest hurdle in Mexico City with a proposal that would require the company's drivers to have permits.

TECH 13 Jul 2015 | 2:57 PM Premium

Mexico City could be first globally to limit Uber cars

Mexico City could become the first city in the world to limit the number of Uber cars, according to draft regulation that the company said also threatens to wipe out its most popular service in the giant metropolis.

TECH 16 Jul 2015 | 1:43 PM Premium

Mexico City unveils first regulation on Uber in Latin America

Mexico City became the first city in Latin America to regulate Uber, announcing rules that include a 1.5% ride levy, a yearly permit fee and a minimum vehicle value.