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Google fined €500m by France’s antitrust watchdog over copyright

Giant US tech company must come up with proposals for how it would compensate agencies for use of their news.

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France urges Apple and Google to ease privacy rules on contact tracing

French government becomes first to call for invasive measures in effort to combat coronavirus.

France's digital minister says tax on big tech is just the start

Cédric O says French will not back down on levy despite US threats of trade war and that tax is just tip of the iceberg in terms of new regulations needed to deal with powerful tech giants.

Google agrees 1bln-euro settlement of tax dues in France

US digital communications giant Google has agreed an almost 1 billion-euro settlement with France's tax authorities, who threatened a potentially more costly legal case against the company for under-declaring revenue in its business in the country by using the loophole that its European headquarters were based in Ireland.  

France hits Amazon and Google with 3pc digital tax

The 'GAFA' taxwill apply to digital companies with global revenues of over 750 million euros and French revenue over 25 million euros.

Google fined 50m euros by French data privacy watchdog

France's data privacy watchdog, the CNIL, on Monday announced it has brought a 50-million-euro fin against US technology and internet search engine giant Google for breaching the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation.

France to introduce digital tax in new year

France had been pushing for Commission to agree EU-wide measures by end of 2018 but countries such as Sweden and Finland were against.

Google and Orange laying private cable between France and US

US internet services giant Google and French telecoms company Orange are building a 6,600-kilometre-long 'cutting edge' cable under the Atlantic Ocean linking France and North America, and providing Google with a close connection between its Belgian and North Virginian data centres.

French oil firm Total in talks with Google over artificial intelligence

Total are also talking with Microsoft as company seeks to explore how complex algorithms could be applied to its work in oil and gas.

France targets Airbnb in tax crackdown

Economy minister Bruno Le Maire said France and Germany would join forces to tackle what he called 'digital platforms' escaping taxes on their business activities in France, notably citing Airbnb as a target.

Google escapes 1.1bln-euro French tax demand

A Paris administrative court has ruled against the French tax administration claim for back-payments on taxes it claimed were due for the period 2005-2010 when Google and its subsidiary in Ireland were selling a service for inserting online ads to clients in France for years through the California tech giant's search engine.

France says Europe should make US firms pay fair share of taxes

French minister said it was time for Europe to defend its own interests and make Google, Amazon and Facebook pay 'taxes they owe in Europe'.

France's constitutional court quashes 'Google tax' proposal

The measure was thrown out as French government seeks to make country more attractive for foreign businesses looking to relocate after Brexit.

Police raid Google France HQ in huge tax dodging inquiry

About 100 officers swooped on US firm's offices in Paris to investigate charges of aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering.

Google says France wants to apply its internet laws to every country

US giant is appealing against ruling by French data regulator to apply so-called 'right to be forgotten' worldwide, rather than in just the EU.