Topic: Legislation and guidance

Vestager questioned on essential facilities omission from DMA

Margrethe Vestager has defended the omission of any reference to essential facilities in the European Commission’s proposed Digital Markets Act, arguing that the agency has found a middle ground between that doctrine and competition law enforcement.

23 February 2021

Facebook and Google diverge on Australian news law

Facebook has blocked its Australian users from sharing or viewing news content in response to the country’s proposed pay-for-news law, on the same day that Google came to a compensation agreement with media conglomerate News Corp.

18 February 2021

Colorado AG: antitrust reform should reflect market realities

Reforms designed to address the decline in competition across much of the US economy should be framed around “market realities” rather than “rigid formalities”, Colorado attorney general Phil Weiser has said.

18 February 2021

Mexican enforcer opposes “unjustified” energy reform bill

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog is calling on the country’s lawmakers to shoot down a bill aimed at strengthening the state-owned electricity utility, claiming the proposed law would grant the company unjustified competitive advantages.

17 February 2021

Lee: antitrust laws sufficient to address the “totalitarianism” of Big Tech

The current US antitrust laws are more than up to the task in addressing the harm caused by the “corporate shadow state” of technology monopolies, the top Republican on the Senate’s antitrust subcommittee has said.

17 February 2021

New report calls for overhaul of UK competition regime

John Penrose, a member of parliament in the UK, has delivered a series of wide-ranging recommendations to the government for improving competition.

16 February 2021

North Dakota bill targets exclusivity of Apple and Google’s app stores

North Dakota lawmakers will vote on legislation this week that would prohibit companies like Apple from maintaining exclusive control over app downloads and payments on their platforms.

16 February 2021

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