Amsterdam's Plan: If You Buy a Newly Built House, You Can't Rent It Out
- That’s the message from the Dutch capital as it prepares a new proposal to restrict sales of newly built housing to owner-occupiers, blocking out anyone who wants to buy the properties only to rent them out.
- As more units have become rental housing, many in Amsterdam’s middle class find they could have purchased a home if the market looked like it did a decade or so ago, but its changes mean they remain stuck renting.
- Considered alongside the housing actions in other European cities, two facts emerge: That the scope of Europe’s urban housing squeeze extends far beyond people on low incomes, and that as more people struggle to find affordable accommodations, cities’ mandate to intervene and regulate the market is likely to grow ever stronger.
These are the biggest regulatory roadblocks holding up the global drone industry
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Google fined $1.69 billion by EU for AdSense antitrust abuses
- Google has been fined $1.69 billion by European regulators, who claim the U.S. tech giant abused its dominant position in search to force third-party sites to favor its own ad network while freezing out rivals.
- This marks the third massive antitrust fine levied against Google by the European Union, which has become increasingly aggressive in its efforts to regulate powerful tech companies.
- Last year, EU regulators fined Google $5 billion for abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system to favor its own apps.
- In those previous filings, the EU noted that Google had originally required some sites, particularly bigger partners, to use AdSense exclusively if they wanted to use Google’s search box.
- But Vestager noted that Google’s ability to limit or exclude many of those advertising competitors over a decade allowed it to gain a nearly unassailable leadership position, due to the network effects of online ad markets.
Push to regulate social giants like traditional media after Christchurch
- The competition regulator's proposal for a single set of media regulations could fix the "absolutely outrageous" regulatory loophole that allows Facebook to get off scot-free for broadcasting 17 minutes of gruesome, live murder footage, while other media companies are facing punishment for broadcasting carefully vetted versions of the same footage, experts say.
- The ACCC's call for an independent review to design a new, overarching regulatory framework, made as part of its into Digital Platforms Inquiry and published in an interim report last December, would go a long way towards addressing the situation Australia now finds itself in, where there are at least 14 different regulatory bodies applying at least 14 different regulatory standards, said the Centre for Media Transition at the University of Technology, Sydney.