U.S., Australia to bolster police ties as they cooperate on 2016 election probe

The United States and Australia said on Monday they would work to bolster law-enforcement ties as the two countries are separately cooperating on a politically charged probe examining whether U.S. officials overstepped when they investigated Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

CEOs reject watering down Commission’s antitrust powers

A group of European multinational chiefs proposed a modernization of the EU’s competition rules at the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), but rejected France and Germany’s proposal to interfere with the European Commission’s exclusive powers.

Twitter and Facebook could be facing billions in fines after Ireland investigations

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has concluded investigations into Facebook’s WhatsApp and Twitter over possible breaches of EU data privacy rules, a spokesperson for the agency told CNBC Monday.

Frost Brown Todd's Privacy and Data Security Update

Did you know that Microsoft announced that hackers linked to the Iranian government attempted to access accounts within a U.S. presidential campaign; An Alabama hospital system paid ransomware attackers in order to regain access to its locked computer system; The European Court of Justice ruled that individual countries can order Facebook to remove posts worldwide?

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Administrative fines imposed on a telephone service provider

The Greek Authority issued two fines of EUR 200.000 to the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) on the basis of the criteria laid down in Article 83 (2) of the Regulation.