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Korea proposes to adapt law to digital economy

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.

29 March 2018

Draft guidelines block hybrid settlements

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.

12 March 2018

Competition in online advertising sector is “fragile”, French enforcer says

France’s antitrust watchdog has said Facebook and Google use data to dominate an online advertising sector where competition is “fragile”, and warned that the agency’s chief investigator will be examining practices that could be harmful to competition.

06 March 2018

ACCC to investigate big data, online ads and media plurality

Australia’s competition watchdog is focusing on the potential anticompetitive effects of platforms such as Facebook and Google on media plurality, online advertising, and big data collection in its sweeping probe of the country’s digital marketplace.

26 February 2018

Canadian law can deal with big data, says enforcer

Canada's existing competition law framework is equipped to deal with big data issues, the Competition Bureau said in a report released on Monday.

21 February 2018

Report shows global shift towards behavioural remedies

Competition authorities are increasingly imposing behavioural remedies on deals, an Allen & Overy report suggests.

09 February 2018

Germany investigates online advertising

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has launched a wide-scale study of the country’s online advertising market, after years of growing concerns about potential antitrust issues within the digital economy.

01 February 2018

ACCC investigates online platforms

Australia’s government has asked the country’s antitrust enforcer to examine the effects that online platforms such as Facebook and Google are having on competition across the media and advertising sectors.

07 December 2017

French enforcer aims to shake up pharma market

France’s antitrust agency has launched a second inquiry of the national pharmaceutical market, after policymakers largely ignored its first round of recommendations intended to encourage liberalisation.

23 November 2017

UK enforcer: voluntary information requests no longer viable

The head of enforcement for the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said “a few bad apples” have forced the agency to use more compulsory information requests.

09 November 2017

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