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Big Tech's Bad Week in Europe Signals More Problems in 2018

  • Ruling by Europe’s top court brings new regulation of Uber
  • Facebook hit with fresh criticism for data collection
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EU Court: Uber Regulated Like Transport Service

The past 36 hours have reinforced Europe’s role as the toughest cop of American tech giants.

With a flurry of announcements, regulators across the continent signaled continued scrutiny of Silicon Valley in the year ahead. The European Union’s top court Wednesday ruled Uber Technologies Inc. must be regulated as a transportation service, a blow to the company’s attempts to avoid taxi rules and licensing requirements.