Organisation: Meta

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

ACCC report urges regulatory reform to combat Meta dominance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has urged the government to implement legal reforms tackling the harm Meta causes to consumers, after its latest digital platforms report concluded the company has “significant market power” in social media services.

03 May 2023

GDPR violations and ongoing anticompetitive investigation land Meta in hot water

Featured in Class actions hub 2022/2023

An Amsterdam District Court ruling that Facebook misused Dutch users’ data casts a shadow on the social media giant’s presence in the Netherlands. Antitrust class actions loom large.

26 April 2023

South African chatbot seeks permission to intervene in Meta abuse hearing

A government chatbot service has asked the Competition Tribunal of South Africa for permission to intervene in the national competition authority’s referral seeking maximum fines against Meta for allegedly blocking the online chatbot from using WhatsApp.

18 April 2023

Turkish market study suggests more updates to antitrust rules

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has suggested additional amendments to the country’s competition law after a sectoral study found Meta and Google could be harming competition for online advertising.

12 April 2023

CAT awards Meta costs but £2.2 billion class action to continue

The UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal has ordered Liza Lovdahl Gormsen to reimburse Meta £650,000 in costs that it “pointlessly incurred” when responding to her failed certification bid, as the claimant gears up for a second attempt at proceeding with her £2.2 billion class action against the company.

28 March 2023

South African enforcer flags ChatGPT concerns in market inquiry

The Competition Commission of South Africa is set to probe concerns about the relationship between digital platforms and news publishers, including how new technologies such as ChatGPT use media content.

20 March 2023

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