Topic: Big data

UK finance regulator to probe competition in wholesale data markets

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority said it will examine the state of competition in two separate data markets after benchmark providers and investment companies raised concerns related to high entry barriers for new entrants.

12 January 2022

India opens fourth concurrent Google probe

India’s antitrust enforcer has opened its fourth ongoing competition probe into Google, this time alleging that the technology giant is abusing its dominance by imposing unfair and arbitrary conditions on news publishers.

10 January 2022

Germany makes first Section 19A designation

Germany’s antitrust enforcer has deemed that Google has paramount significance for competition across markets, in its first application of a law that opens the technology company up to a range of special obligations.

05 January 2022

Poland opens first Big Tech probe

Poland’s antitrust enforcer has launched its first competition probe into one of the major online platforms, as it investigates if Apple’s latest privacy update is aimed at unlawfully self-preferencing its personalised advertising service.

13 December 2021

FAS seeks better cooperation in fight against cross-border cartels

A top official at Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has said his agency wants to expand cooperation within Eurasia and among the BRICS competition authorities to combat cross-border cartels.

18 November 2021

First civil antitrust suit based on data access filed in China

A data mining company has accused Chinese social media platform Weibo of trying to push it out of business by refusing to grant it access to troves of data, in the country’s first-ever civil case alleging that such a refusal violates antitrust law.

12 November 2021

China slaps €460 million fine on food delivery platform

China’s competition enforcer has issued leading food delivery platform Meituan with its second-highest fine on record for forcing merchants to exclusively use its platform and pay a fee to do so.

08 October 2021

Turkey imposes interim measures on shopping platform

The Turkish Competition Authority has slapped an interim injunction on the country’s largest ecommerce platform as part of an abuse of dominance probe into the company for allegedly manipulating algorithms to favour its own brands.

01 October 2021

ACCC calls for enhanced powers to tackle Google’s ad tech dominance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said it needs more specific rules to address concerns about Google’s dominant position in digital advertising markets, after finding that competition in the sector is ineffective due to the technology company’s power.

28 September 2021

Germany proposes merger control reforms under DMA

The German government has published a legal opinion suggesting that merger control provisions be included in the Digital Markets Act.

27 September 2021

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