Market Studies and Inquiries

Franco-German study reveals collusive algorithm concerns

France and Germany have released their long-awaited joint report on digital algorithms, calling for “constant vigilance” regarding algorithms’ ability to facilitate or mask collusion.

South Africa finds competition “largely failed” in private healthcare

Austria probes Uber as part of taxi market inquiry

German report recommends EU-wide digital regulation

Delrahim: failure to act fast could look “impotent”

Proponents of the consumer welfare standard must be vigilant to ensure that the largest companies “are minding the guardrails of competition”, the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has warned.

Homeland security: The Tipline for 15 November 2019

Both US antitrust agencies are evaluating the role competition plays in national security. A Federal Trade Commission member said yesterday that concentration in the US defence supply chain could threaten national security. This comes following Department of Justice claims that a decision against Qualcomm’s licensing practices could also threaten national security. While assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim is recused from the Qualcomm litigation, he argued in favour of taking a more proactive approach towards maintaining the consumer welfare standard as the crux of US antitrust law.

Market study remedies pose challenges, say Australian and French enforcers

The heads of the competition agencies in France and Australia would not welcome the power to impose remedies after conducting market studies because doing so would present several challenges.


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