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Nokia to cut a third of jobs at French arm Alcatel-Lucent

22 Jun 2020

PARIS Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia Oyj plans to cut 1,233 jobs at its French subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent International, equivalent to a third of the unit's workforce, the group said on Monday, confirming an earlier Reuters report.

Top French court upholds $56 million Google privacy breach fine

19 Jun 2020

PARIS France's top administrative court upheld a 50 million-euro fine ($56 million) imposed last year on Alphabet's Google for breaching European Union online privacy rules, it said on Friday.

France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

18 Jun 2020

PARIS France's top court rejected most of a draft law that would have compelled social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours, it said on Thursday.

French watchdog warns against COVID-19 smart surveillance

17 Jun 2020

PARIS The use of a new range of surveillance cameras to check adherence to rules in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak risks undermining the fabric of democracy, France's data privacy watchdog CNIL said on Wednesday.

France's COVID tracing app hard to link to others, EU official says

16 Jun 2020

PARIS A coronavirus contact tracing app being introduced in France may not be able to connect with others across the European Union because it stores data centrally, EU Commission vice-president Margrethe Vestager said on Tuesday.

France's 5G spectrum auction planned for end September: watchdog

11 Jun 2020

PARIS France plans to hold its 5G spectrum auction at the end of September after repeated delays, the country's telecoms watchdog Arcep said on Thursday.

France, Germany back European cloud computing 'moonshot'

05 Jun 2020

BERLIN/PARIS France and Germany threw their weight on Thursday behind plans to create a cloud computing ecosystem that seeks to reduce Europe's dependence on Silicon Valley giants Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

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