Organisation: Meta

EU reveals first DMA gatekeeper designations

Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta and Microsoft have six months to ensure their core platform services comply with the Digital Markets Act now that the European Commission has designated them as gatekeepers under its new regime.

06 September 2023

Argentinian court upholds WhatsApp interim measures

An Argentinian appellate court has rejected Meta's challenge against interim measures that prevent the company from rolling out its updated WhatsApp privacy policy.

25 August 2023

Canada begins preliminary review into Meta complaint

Canadian broadcasters have convinced the country’s antitrust watchdog to open a preliminary review into Meta’s decision to block local users from accessing news content on its digital platforms to avoid complying with a new law to reimburse media outlets.

09 August 2023

FCA flags Big Tech ‘data advantages’ for future scrutiny

Apple and Amazon’s data advantages in the consumer credit and insurance sectors have been flagged as ripe for scrutiny by the UK’s financial services watchdog.

13 July 2023

ECJ confirms GDPR and antitrust enforcement overlap

The EU’s highest court has allowed Germany’s competition authority to rely on EU data protection violations to prove that Meta breached abuse of dominance rules, in a highly-awaited ruling that may increase the exposure of large digital companies to further antitrust scrutiny.

04 July 2023

First DMA gatekeeper notifications filed but more likely to follow

Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, Microsoft and Samsung have notified the European Commission about their potential gatekeeper status under the EU’s Digital Market Act, while is expected to notify the agency at the end of the year.

04 July 2023

Ethics official recommended Khan's recusal in Meta case

FTC chair Lina Khan did not follow an ethics official's recommendation to recuse herself from the commission's administrative challenge to block Meta’s acquisition of Within.

20 June 2023

Digital regulation must be tailored to local economies, Meta lawyer says

Countries in the Asia Pacific must ensure that digital regulation is tailored to their local economies and be aware of the “far-reaching costs” of implementing such rules, Meta’s director of competition policy for the region has said.

09 June 2023

Meta to give users more control over data following German antitrust order

Meta will allow users for the first time to decide whether to allow the social media company to combine their data across its various platforms, in a bid to comply with a German antitrust order prohibiting the business from merging customer data without consent.

07 June 2023

Meta offers advertising data commitments in UK abuse probe

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has said it intends to accept commitments proposed by Meta that would prevent it using rivals’ advertising data to improve its own products.

26 May 2023

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