Opinion

Europe’s move against Big Tech is good for us

Peter Griffin
Thu, 31 Mar 2022

Europe’s move against Big Tech is good for us
The new legislation around Big Tech is likely to force change on a global level. (Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 31 Mar 2022
You have to hand it to the Europeans. While antitrust cases against the tech giants drag on in the United States, the European Union (EU) has finalised new rules that could actually break the stranglehold that a handful of mainly US companies have on the internet.The final text of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) released last Friday by the European Commission outlines sweeping digital regulations that will have tech executives in Palo Alto and Mountain View cradling their heads in despair.In development since 2020, the legislation is th...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Energy
More work on Onslow gets green light from ministers
Ian Llewellyn | Thu, 07 Jul 2022

Cabinet gives green light to more Onslow pumped hydro project, narrows down alternative options on solving the dry year problem.

Finance
Homebuyers: the bank is still watching your spending
Frances Cook | Thu, 07 Jul 2022

The sillier parts of the CCCFA are gone, but banks still need to make sure you can afford a loan, so they’re going to go through your income and expenses. 

Law & Regulation
Lego, Zuru to head to trial over use of trademark
Ben Moore | Thu, 07 Jul 2022

The two toy titans have clashed over Zuru’s use of the Lego trademark on statements of compatibility on its packaging.

Sponsored
How can Kiwi small business owners manage rising inflation?

Xero MD Craig Hudson says small businesses have been hit with a triple whammy.

Sponsored
Digital innovation could shape the future of NZ

The digital age allows us to collaborate on some of our greatest scientific and environmental challenges