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As Great Britain is preparing many, many things for their eminent Brexit from the EU, the British government’s Data Protection Bill, which is supposed to keep Britain in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has civil liberty groups in an outrage at what some call an attempt to undermine millions of people’s privacy.   When it is debated next week, Liberty, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), and the Race Equality Foundation, are all calling for the House of Lords to remove certain exemptions the UK has included in the bill.

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“The EU Commission is demanding a tax payment of €250 million from Amazon.” This week’s headline is probably causing sleepless nights for Jeff Bezos. Anyhow, the dispute about taxation is a never ending story – especially with regard to large US corporations, which are always finding loopholes to save taxes. Here’s a short look at the current taxation for companies in Europe and future projects in the EU.

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Over the past decade, there has been a fundamental change in postal item flows resulting in the decline of the volume of letters containing correspondence and transactional mail. At the same time, there has been a 2-digit annual growth rate in light weight post items containing merchandise. This has led to distortions created by the cost structures of cross-border postal delivery.

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By 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be binding for every company in all European Member States. Although terms such as data portability, market location principle or one-stop-shop have been wandering like a ghost through the web for many months, there is still no real clarification.

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