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# big tech

Last month
January 2023
# Davos
Varadkar says Ireland will be affected by Microsoft job losses
Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
Last year
2022
# big tech
EU committee looks for renewed commitment from Ireland to 15% corporate tax rate
Dutch MEP Paul Tang and five other MEPs are due to arrive in Dublin tomorrow.
# Wild West
EU agrees deal to fine big tech companies that do not remove harmful content
“With the DSA, the time of big online platforms behaving like they are ‘too big to care’ is coming to an end,” an EU Commissioner said.
# Explainer
Explainer: How two big new EU laws will try to rein in Big Tech
It doesn’t sound like the kind of thing to get pulses racing – but two new laws will change a lot about our digital lives.
# good information
Open Newsroom invitation: The New Digital Age - are we ready for it?
Join our expert panel at lunchtime this Wednesday to discuss the drive for digital across everything from employment to education.
# the new digital age
A pivotal moment: The internet is in a state of uncertainty right now - what happens next?
Things are changing, and fast. Are Ireland and the EU ready? The Good Information Project is looking into this new digital age.
All time
# ireland inc
'A 30-year race to the bottom': Why might the Biden global tax plan spell trouble for Ireland's entire economic model?
A proposed global minimum rate of corporation tax could undermine Ireland’s advantage.
The Biden administration has recommitted the US to global tax reform talks.
American wants a 21% global minimum rate of corporation tax.
Ireland's famous 12.5% rate looks likely to come under severe pressure.
# Corporation Tax
Biden administration could 'heighten' US engagement on global tax reform, says Paschal Donohoe
Donohoe was speaking at the launch of an update to Ireland’s corporation tax roadmap.
# big tech
'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.
# big tech
China launches landmark probe into online retail behemoth Alibaba
It’s one of the first investigations of its kind within the country’s runaway tech sector.
# tech goliath
Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices
“If the free market was a baseball game, Google positioned itself as the pitcher, the batter and the umpire,” Texas’ Attorney General said.
# digital gatekeepers
EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants' power
Companies including Google, Amazon and Facebook could face fines of up to 10% of their revenues for breaking competition rules.
# Deeptech
Your crash course in... the EU's grand plans for 'technological sovereignty'
The European Commission unveiled a slate of proposals this week on data rules and AI.
# Social Media
EU threatens big tech companies with 'stricter' regulation following meeting with Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg has recently asked governments to strengthen how online media is regulated.
# big tech
United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition
The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.