Topic: Online platforms

New York Senate advances abuse of dominance bill

The New York State Senate has passed legislation that would establish the nation’s first antitrust bill with an abuse of dominance standard.

08 June 2021

France fines Google €220 million for self-preferencing in online advertising

Google has agreed to pay €220 million and change the way it organises digital advertising auctions to settle the French antitrust enforcer’s allegations that it unlawfully favours its own services in the sector.

07 June 2021

Schwab proposes DMA amendments

The Member of the European Parliament overseeing the Digital Markets Act has suggested restricting the definition of gatekeepers to providers of at least two core platform services, while advocating for a greater role for national agencies.

07 June 2021

KFTC expands tech taskforce

Korea’s competition authority has expanded its technology taskforce to include a division focused on digital advertising and committed to putting more resources into the division probing in-app payments.

07 June 2021

UK and EU enforcers target Facebook’s data practices

The UK and EU’s antitrust watchdogs have announced parallel investigations into Facebook to examine if it uses data collected through its digital advertising service to obtain an unfair competitive advantage in certain online markets.

04 June 2021

Germany opens another Google probe using new powers

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has opened another investigation into Google using its new competition tool, this time examining whether the planned integration of its online news service and general search function could impede rival third-parties or constitute self-preferencing.

04 June 2021

Facebook offers online advertising commitments in France

Facebook has committed to preserve the accessibility and transparency of its online advertising services in a bid to end an abuse of dominance investigation by France’s Competition Authority.

03 June 2021

EU governments voice concerns about DMA

Government ministers in Germany, France and the Netherlands have urged the European Commission to strengthen the Digital Markets Act by introducing tougher merger notification provisions and making sure member states can themselves challenge digital platforms.

27 May 2021

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