Topic: Digital markets

China’s top court allows standalone claim against Apple to proceed

China’s top court has reportedly held that Apple may be abusing its dominance by charging a 30% commission on App Store purchases and forcing consumers to use Apple Pay to make payments.

05 October 2021

Vestager calls for greater cooperation with US enforcers

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has called for enhanced cooperation between the European Commission and the US antitrust agencies, particularly as the two jurisdictions tackle similar emerging problems in the digital and pharmaceutical sectors.

01 October 2021

Digital regulation will foster innovation instead of constraining it, European enforcers say

The heads of the EU, UK and German competition agencies have rejected suggestions that digital regulation is a “straitjacket” to innovation, arguing that a lack of competition is the true obstacle to new products and services.

01 October 2021

Consumer protection powers should complement antitrust enforcement, Mundt says

Competition agencies should also have the power to enforce consumer protection laws to properly tackle problems in digital markets, the president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said.

30 September 2021

Sims encourages international alignment on digital platform regulation

The head of Australia’s competition authority has said international alignment and increased cooperation amongst competition agencies are crucial in order to implement effective ex ante regulation of digital platforms.

29 September 2021

Taiwanese official says competition agency is not considering digital platform regulation

Taiwan’s antitrust enforcer does not think new ex ante competition regulation is needed to tackle concerns about digital media markets and will instead rely on the country’s existing regime to address any possible issues, a top official at the agency has said.

29 September 2021

Indian court accepts CCI commitment in Google complaint

The Competition Commission of India has accepted Google’s requests to ensure the confidentiality of investigative documents to end the tech company’s court challenge that accused it of leaking a 750-page report to the press.

29 September 2021

EU complaint calls for remedies in Google online ad probe

A coalition of advertising and publishing companies has lodged a competition complaint to the European Commission about Google’s privacy changes to its Chrome browser, nearly three months after the enforcer launched a probe into the tech company’s online advertising business.

28 September 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

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