The European Parliament approves a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to news and record companies against internet giants like Google and Facebook.
The European Parliament will soon vote on a contentious copyright law that has pitted news companies and stars like Beatles legend Paul McCartney against Google and the creators of Wikipedia.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for EU leaders to heed a "wake-up call" on a plan to tax US technology giants, amid signs of growing resistance to the French-led initiative
It has been dubbed one of the most brutal lobbying wars in Brussels history, pitting media firms and Paul McCartney on one side against Big Tech and internet freedom denizens on the other.
Leading journalists from more than 20 countries join a call for European MPs to approve a controversial media reform aimed at forcing internet giants to pay for news content.
Facebook says it will begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first.
The EU thanks Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg for highlighting the bloc's new data protection rules after he said the social media giant planned to follow them during grilling by US lawmakers.