Loek EssersAmsterdam Correspondent, IDG News Service

Loek Essers focuses on online privacy, intellectual property, open source, and online payment issues for the IDG News Service.

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Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

The ruling from an appeals court could lead to claims from millions of British users

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Uber's Amsterdam office raided by Dutch authorities

Uber keeps operating its UberPop service despite a court ban and €100,000 in fines

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E-commerce companies face EU antitrust probe

A broad probe into Europe's e-commerce sector will show whether companies are restricting cross-border purchases

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EU Commission goes after geo-blocking, 'absurd' digital barriers

Geo-blocking strikes the EU's digital chief as old fashioned

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Online electronics retailers raided by EU antitrust officials

The raids were part of an ongoing investigation into possible anticompetitive agreements between electronics retailers and manufacturers

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Dutch service providers must delete retained telecom data

A new data retention law is being planned by the Dutch government

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Server heating startup teams with energy company to heat Dutch homes

Cloud computation will be used to heat Dutch living rooms in the coming year

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Case that could overturn EU-US data exchange deal to be heard by top EU court

If the court decides to revoke the data exchange deal it could hurt U.S. tech companies

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Leaked FTC antitrust report gives EU cover to rule against Google

The leak shows that concerns were raised about Google's competitive behavior on both sides of the Atlantic

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Opera buys VPN service to help protect user privacy

Acquiring SurfEasy will help protect the privacy of Opera's 350 million users, the company said

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UberPop banned by German court

Uber will probably appeal the verdict

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UK government filing raises fears about misuse of hacking powers

UK intelligence agency GCHQ maintained in a submission that it operates within the law

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Belgian court rules ISPs don't have to pay copyright levies

The court found that ISPs are not liable for the content transmitted over their networks

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EU Parliamentarians visit U.S. to talk data protection, mass surveillance

Discussions will cover major privacy and data protection issues

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Government requests for Facebook data continue to grow

The content that had to be blocked for violating local laws is also on the rise, Facebook said