Topic: Online platforms

WATCH: GCR Connect: Germany

GCR Connect: Germany took place on 20 May. A full recording is now available to watch.

30 June 2021

Slaughter: FTC will seek more than a breakup in Facebook case

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said the agency will likely want additional remedies in its case against Facebook beyond just the divestitures of Instagram and WhatsApp.

28 June 2021

Google faces probe in India over alleged smart TV dominance

The Competition Commission of India has ordered a full investigation into Google after making a preliminary finding that the company abused its dominance in the market for smart television operating systems.

23 June 2021

Tech companies push back on UK enforcer’s algorithm concerns

Facebook and Google have cautioned the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority against interfering in companies’ algorithms before it fully understands how they work, while consumer groups have called for the enforcer to further explore the effects of these systems on competition.

23 June 2021

EU targets Google’s advertising practices

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into whether Google anticompetitively favours its own services in the digital advertising sector.

22 June 2021

FCO probes Apple under new competition powers

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has launched an investigation into Apple to examine whether its ecosystem gives it “paramount significance” for competition in digital markets.

21 June 2021

UK court sides with Google in Kelkoo disclosure dispute

A UK court has ruled that Google does not have to risk exposing business secrets by explaining each claim of confidentiality that it makes when disclosing information in a comparison shopping service’s standalone damages claim against it.

21 June 2021

Guersent and Marsden debate DMA procedures

The director-general of the EU’s competition authority has rejected suggestions from a co-author of the Furman Review to improve the “institutional structure” of the Digital Markets Act.

18 June 2021

Digital economy to remain a priority for China

A top official at China’s antitrust authority has said that strong competition policy is necessary to develop the digital economy for the benefit of consumers, suggesting that enforcement in the sector will remain a key priority for the agency.

17 June 2021

German antitrust adviser “sceptical” of Digital Markets Act

A European Commission official has defended the EU’s proposed gatekeeper regulation against a German antitrust adviser’s allegations that the new rules are merely an attempt to patch over gaps in competition law enforcement.

15 June 2021

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