16 September 2019
A Portuguese court has given consumers 30 days to opt out of the country’s first ever antitrust class action, against Sport TV.
13 September 2019
The EU’s competition commissioner and new head of digital policy has said “broader rules” may be needed to make sure technology companies do not misuse the data they hold.
12 September 2019
The head of France’s Competition Authority has suggested that European law prohibiting excessive prices could be used to enforce against exploitative terms and conditions by digital platforms.
05 September 2019
A French court has fined Amazon €4 million for including unfair and unbalanced terms in its contracts with sellers, and given the company six months to amend them or face daily fines.
30 August 2019
Digital platforms have a superior bargaining position over consumers if the use of their services requires that consumers provide their data and accept any negative consequences, Japan’s antitrust watchdog has said.
28 August 2019
Dolby Laboratories has withdrawn a policy that prohibited its audio customers from using rivals’ surround-sound technology, resolving a European Commission investigation.
27 August 2019
A German court has suspended the Federal Cartel Office’s decision against Facebook due to serious doubts about its legality, but the authority plans to appeal to the country’s top court.
23 August 2019
Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has fined Cancun Airport €3.3 million for refusing to issue permits to taxi drivers, resulting in the inflation of millions of taxi fares.
21 August 2019
The European Commission is reportedly scrutinising Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra for anticompetitive conduct before it has even launched, in a review that one commentator has called a “clash of technological elites against political ones”.
16 August 2019
A German court has overturned a €30 million resale price maintenance fine on drugstore chain Rossmann because an appeal court’s written judgment was filed out of time.