Topic: Big data

FCA rejects calls to refer data market study to CMA

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has provisionally opted not to refer three data markets to the country’s antitrust enforcer for further investigation, saying it could lobby the Treasury for increased powers if it hits its jurisdictional limits.

31 August 2023

Italy accepts Google data portability remedies

Google’s promise to make it easier for users to transfer their personal data to rival digital platforms sufficiently addresses abuse of dominance concerns, Italy’s antitrust watchdog has concluded.

31 July 2023

Turkey sanctions e-commerce platform €2 million for algorithm manipulation

Turkey’s largest online retail platform will appeal against a €2 million fine from the country’s competition enforcer for allegedly manipulating algorithms to favour its own brands.

27 July 2023

Amazon’s proposals to resolve “Buy Box” concerns considered by CMA

Amazon’s commitments to alleviate antitrust concerns that it abused its dominant position by preferencing its own products are likely to be accepted, the Competition and Markets Authority has said.

26 July 2023

France sends Apple SO over abusive advertising terms

Conditions imposed by Apple on the handling of user data from its iOS devices for advertising purposes are discriminatory, France's Competition Authority has said in a statement of objections.

26 July 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

Australian digital platform inquiry shifts focus to data brokers

Australia’s antitrust watchdog has begun scrutinising data broker services as part of a market study probing potential concerns about barriers to entry and spillover competition effects in other sectors.

10 July 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

France imposes interim measures on Meta for “unjustified” ad partnership conditions

France’s Competition Authority has ordered Meta to come up with new conditions for ad verification partnerships as it probes if the company is abusing its dominance by refusing to give an online advertising intelligence provider the data it needs to operate.

04 May 2023

GDPR violations and ongoing anticompetitive investigation land Meta in hot water

Featured in Class actions hub

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

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