Topic: Digital markets

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

Google slams leaked CCI investigative report

Google has urged an Indian court to block any further confidentiality breaches from the Competition Commission of India’s investigative unit, after a leaked report over the weekend accused the company of abuse of dominance.

23 September 2021

Unlockd brings antitrust claims against Google to the US

Australian startup Unlockd has accused Google of abusing its control over the Android smartphone operating system to drive it out of business, mirroring previous lawsuits filed in the UK and Australia in which it secured interim relief against the tech company.

20 September 2021

ACCC launches Apple Pay probe

Australia’s antitrust enforcer is examining whether Apple is unlawfully requiring bank cards to be stored on the iPhone’s digital wallet as a stipulation for using Apple Pay.

20 September 2021

JFTC commissioner: regulation of digital platforms could stifle innovation

A commissioner at Japan’s competition authority has said she is worried that plans by competition agencies around the world to impose more regulations on digital platforms could lead to a stifling of innovation.

14 September 2021

Korea hits Google with €150 million abuse fine

Korea’s antitrust watchdog has slapped a €150 million abuse of dominance fine on Google for preventing smartphone manufacturers from installing or developing competing mobile operating systems.

14 September 2021

Biden picks privacy expert to replace Chopra at FTC

President Joe Biden intends to nominate privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission, the White House said on Monday.

14 September 2021

EU countries propose additions to DMA

The Digital Markets Act should give the European Commission the power to impose personalised obligations on gatekeepers beyond those set out in the legislation, the French, Dutch and German governments have said.

09 September 2021

Switzerland probes online directory for abusive bundling

Switzerland’s Competition Commission is investigating whether a Swisscom subsidiary is unlawfully bundling access to the country’s two leading online business directories by making smaller companies pay for services they may not want or need.

07 September 2021

Netherlands reclears publishing deal with access remedies

The Dutch competition watchdog has conditionally cleared Sanoma’s purchase of a rival educational materials publisher after a court ordered it to re-examine whether the merged company could foreclose access to an online learning platform.

06 September 2021

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