Topic: Digital markets

Complainant accuses Google of failing to comply with CCI remedies

A complainant in the Competition Commission of India’s probe into Google’s Play Store billing practices has accused the technology company of failing to adhere to a suite of remedies the agency imposed in two separate infringement decisions.

06 February 2023

Turkey opens fifth major Google probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority has launched a full-scale investigation to determine if Google hinders users from accessing websites listed on its search engine’s result page by placing its own features front and centre.

02 February 2023

DMU could steer rethink on behavioural remedies in digital mergers, CMA official says

Behavioural remedies could be used more commonly to address harmful mergers in the online economy once the UK’s new Digital Markets Unit becomes fully functional, a senior official at the country’s antitrust enforcer has said.

02 February 2023

Crypto class action doomed by fatal conflict of interest, Meta argues

Counsel to Facebook and Google have argued that an Australian court should dismiss a class action alleging they conspired to ban all crypto-related advertising because the class representative also runs the company funding the lawsuit.

02 February 2023

Commerce Department calls for action against app stores

The department responsible for advising the White House on telecommunications policy has urged Congress to pass legislation that would limit Apple’s and Google’s control over their respective app stores.

02 February 2023

UPDATED: CAT president declines to invite CMA to join Meta certification process

The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has decided not to ask the country’s antitrust authority to intervene in the certification proceedings for a £2.3 billion proposed class action against Meta Platforms, although he encouraged the agency to join future private litigation if it “has something to say” in the public interest.

01 February 2023

Meta resists certification of “onerous” UK class action

Counsel to Meta Platforms has attacked the claimant’s methodology in a £2.3 billion proposed class action before the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, calling the claim an “onerous piece of litigation” that ignores the value users place on the social media service.

31 January 2023

CAT questions loss to class in Meta collective action

The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has questioned how claimants in a £2.3 billion class action claim against Meta will prove the company’s alleged illegal exploitation of its users’ data caused monetary loss to the class.

30 January 2023

Tim Wu: the exit interview

Tim Wu stepped down as President Biden’s primary antitrust advisor earlier this month after two years in the role. The Columbia Law School professor spoke to GCR USA about the “plague” of non-competes, why technology-focused antitrust legislation failed to reach the finish line during his tenure and how the White House took on a bigger role in competition policy while maintaining the independence of the US antitrust agencies.

24 January 2023

Germany opens MFN probe into PayPal

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is investigating if PayPal abuses its dominance through the use of most-favoured-nation clauses that restrict competition in the online payments market.

23 January 2023

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