Topic: Self-preferencing

Self-Preferencing in Digital Markets

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25 November 2022

Meta agrees to stop tying VR headsets with Facebook accounts

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office will continue investigating whether Meta has unlawfully tied its virtual reality products to its social media platform, despite the company deciding to no longer force its Meta Quest headset users to set up a Facebook account.

23 November 2022

Google confirms EU Play Store investigation

Google has revealed that the European Commission is investigating its Play Store rules over abuse of dominance concerns after the UK’s antitrust authority confirmed its own probe into the same conduct earlier this year.

28 October 2022

KFTC promises to increase scrutiny of digital platforms following Kakao disruption

Korea’s competition watchdog has prepared a roadmap to improve competition in the online platform market after a fire at domestic technology giant Kakao’s data centre caused major service disruptions and highlighted the company’s dominance.

24 October 2022

Google hit with €165 million fine and behavioural remedies in India for Android abuse

The Competition Commission of India has provisionally fined Google €165 million for abusing its dominance over its Android mobile ecosystem and ordered the technology giant to adhere to a suite of behavioural remedies.

21 October 2022

Google faces follow-on actions for self-preferencing in online ad market

Publishers will file follow-on damages claims against Google in the UK and the Netherlands, seeking up to €25 billion in compensation after France’s Competition Authority sanctioned the technology company last year for favouring its own online advertising services over rivals.

13 September 2022

EU takes over Portuguese Google ad tech probe

The Portuguese Competition Authority has handed over a previously undisclosed investigation into Google to the European Commission after the authorities agreed that it overlaps with an EU probe launched into the same conduct last June.

12 September 2022

Canadian soccer streamer accuses Rogers of unlawful self-preferencing

A Canadian soccer broadcaster has accused the country's largest telecommunications provider of unlawfully preferencing its own sports channel by refusing to carry the complainant’s competing service on its cable network.

09 August 2022

Schumer pressured to bring tech legislation for a vote

A growing group of lawmakers and advocacy groups are demanding that Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer bring the chamber’s self-preferencing legislation for a vote as concern swirls around his daughters’ work at two of the largest technology platforms.

25 July 2022

South Africa urges Google to make paid advertising boxes more competitive

South Africa’s antitrust enforcer is urging Google to allow rivals to compete more easily for prominence on its search engine and has proposed capping application store commission fees after two years of a digital markets inquiry.

15 July 2022

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