Topic: Big data

China slaps €460 million fine on food delivery platform

China’s competition enforcer has issued leading food delivery platform Meituan with its second-highest fine on record for forcing merchants to exclusively use its platform and pay a fee to do so.

08 October 2021

Turkey imposes interim measures on shopping platform

The Turkish Competition Authority has slapped an interim injunction on the country’s largest ecommerce platform as part of an abuse of dominance probe into the company for allegedly manipulating algorithms to favour its own brands.

01 October 2021

ACCC calls for enhanced powers to tackle Google’s ad tech dominance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said it needs more specific rules to address concerns about Google’s dominant position in digital advertising markets, after finding that competition in the sector is ineffective due to the technology company’s power.

28 September 2021

Germany proposes merger control reforms under DMA

The German government has published a legal opinion suggesting that merger control provisions be included in the Digital Markets Act.

27 September 2021

WATCH: GCR Connect: Germany

GCR Connect: Germany took place on 20 May. A full recording is now available to watch.

30 June 2021

Tech companies push back on UK enforcer’s algorithm concerns

Facebook and Google have cautioned the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority against interfering in companies’ algorithms before it fully understands how they work, while consumer groups have called for the enforcer to further explore the effects of these systems on competition.

23 June 2021

EU targets Google’s advertising practices

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into whether Google anticompetitively favours its own services in the digital advertising sector.

22 June 2021

EU charges insurance association with restricting access to data pool

The European Commission has accused Insurance Ireland of “arbitrarily delaying” or denying rival insurers access to its data-sharing platform.

18 June 2021

Google agrees to Privacy Sandbox oversight

Adtech players have welcomed commitments from Google that would resolve a UK antitrust investigation of its controversial Privacy Sandbox and subject it to ongoing competition and data protection regulatory scrutiny.

11 June 2021

UK and EU enforcers target Facebook’s data practices

The UK and EU’s antitrust watchdogs have announced parallel investigations into Facebook to examine if it uses data collected through its digital advertising service to obtain an unfair competitive advantage in certain online markets.

04 June 2021

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