Topic: Big data

A Q&A with Stefan Hunt

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority established a dedicated data analytics unit in 2018, tapping Stefan Hunt to build the team from scratch. Ahead of starting a new role at Keystone Strategy on Tuesday, Hunt spoke to GCR about the challenges of growing the CMA’s 50-strong data group, its role in some of the agency’s most important probes and how the sophisticated technology his team built is changing enforcement.

23 January 2023

Germany accuses Google of data processing breaches

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said it intends to force Google to adjust its data processing terms so users are given more choice over how the company harvests their information to leverage its market power across several digital sectors.

11 January 2023

Greek market study reveals “inherent weaknesses” in fintech sector

Greece’s Competition Commission has identified weaknesses in the country’s growing financial technology market that could allow large and more established technology companies to exploit their access to data and foreclose start-ups.

04 January 2023

CMA data chief follows Coscelli to Keystone Strategy

Stefan Hunt, the UK antitrust watchdog’s first-ever chief data and technology insight officer, is joining Keystone Strategy as a partner and head of its European advanced technology offering.

19 December 2022

Latin American platform joins App Store complainants

South America’s largest online marketplace has complained to the Brazilian and Mexican competition authorities that Apple imposes unlawful restrictions on digital retailers.

16 December 2022

Lasserre tasked with competition and data privacy convergence

France’s data regulator has asked the renowned former head of the national antitrust agency to determine how to better align the two areas of enforcement in light of the EU’s upcoming digital regulation.

06 December 2022

Data and Privacy in EU Merger Control

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

Recent developments in European merger control policy concerning data and data protection have seen the continent's competition regulators put key ideas regarding data-intensive markets into practice.

25 November 2022

Key Developments in Argentina

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

At a time when innovation symbolises progress, it is important that antitrust regulations in Argentina refrain from disrupting the development of digital markets.

25 November 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

DG Comp officials explore metaverse antitrust enforcement

The developing metaverse will likely fall within the scope of the EU’s Digital Markets Act due to the legislation’s “future-proofing” nature, two officials from the EU’s antitrust authority have suggested.

21 October 2022

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