Regulating disruptive technology – are you an activist or a sceptic?

In his interview with the FT, published earlier this week, Jochen Homann, president of Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur or Federal Networks Authority, underlines his determination that US tech giants, such as Google and Facebook (and their services, such as Gmail and WhatsApp), should be regulated like conventional telecoms firms.  As he puts

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Scotch Whisky Association toasts success in Europe in “geographical indication” battle

In a decision that could have implications for many different products, the Scotch Whisky Association has won an important battle geographical indicators before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Fake, dangerous, whisky products The Scotch Whisky Association is an organisation based in Edinburgh, Scotland but operates all round

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