The House of Lords has said the UK’s competition authority should conduct a market study of digital advertising, to investigate whether the increasingly data-driven market is working fairly for businesses and consumers.
Korea’s Fair Trade Commission is considering a series of amendments to its competition law, including reforms that will help it tackle the digital economy and big data.
France’s Competition Authority released draft guidelines on Thursday to help implement a settlement procedure enacted in 2015, but the guidelines' requirement that all participants in the conduct accept the charges will impede hybrid settlements.
Consumers’ preferences show they have varying views of whether they want to trade their data for advertising-funded services, which makes competitive markets the appropriate solution to privacy concerns, the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
The Department of Justice’s leverage argument – that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would allow the distributor to raise content prices on competitors – is “absurd” and “defies logic”, the telecommunications giant’s chief executive said yesterday.
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