The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled back in 2014 that individuals have a right to require Google to remove sensitive information from search results. It provided a so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ in the case of information relating to private individuals where there is no legitimate public interest in the facts being known …
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Google continues ‘Double Irish, Dutch Sandwich’ tax loophole with $22.7B shifted in 2017
Multinational companies are frequently criticized for taking advantage of legal loopholes to reduce international taxes. In 2017, Google was able to leverage tax shelters to move $22.7 billion to Bermuda.
December 21, 2018
Google granted e-money, payment license to operate in Europe
As evidenced by the last several years, technology is disrupting the commerce industry. One area of interest is e-money, with Google just granted a Payment License that will allow it to operate throughout the European Union.
December 17, 2018
France will impose new GAFA tech tax on Apple and Google worth $570 million annually
France is set to impose a sweeping new law starting January 1 which is set to raise as much as 500 million euros in 2019 alone.
The tax, dubbed GAFA for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, is targeted towards high-profit internet tech giants who generally pay a lower effective tax rate than other corporations, reports AFP News.
December 12, 2018