Topic: Digital markets

Digital platforms must ensure DMA compliance protects Korean consumers, says KFTC boss

Large technology companies must ensure they do not discriminate against Korean consumers when implementing measures to comply with the EU’s Digital Market Act, the chair of the country’s antitrust watchdog has said.

21 March 2023

Google: too late for DOJ to seek sanctions

Google has argued that the Department of Justice and a coalition of state attorneys general knew for years that its employees used the “off-the-record” chat messages at the heart of their latest request for sanctions.

21 March 2023

Amazon likely to face California’s pricing parity claims

The State of California has adequately alleged that Amazon’s parity provisions resulted in higher prices on its own marketplace and competing e-commerce platforms, a state court has ruled.

16 March 2023

DOJ and Google seek to exclude experts in search case

The Department of Justice and Google are each urging Judge Amit Mehta to narrow the scope of expert testimony that the other hopes to present at trial in September.

15 March 2023

LinkedIn defeats monopolisation claims

A group of LinkedIn subscribers failed to allege that the platform illegally maintained its monopoly over professional networking through anticompetitive data practices, a federal California judge has held.

13 March 2023

CMA drops probe into Meta, combines Google online ad cases

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has ended its investigation into Meta over an online advertising agreement with Google, although it will continue to probe the latter’s involvement in the same pact three months after the EU dropped the case entirely.

10 March 2023

Apple looks to terminate UK’s cloud gaming and mobile browsers market inquiry

Apple has urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to quash a market investigation launched by the national antitrust watchdog last year, claiming the agency breached the procedural rules for initiating such an inquiry.

10 March 2023

DMU legislation unlikely until after 2024, says Coscelli

Legislation to beef up the UK’s digital competition regime is unlikely to be passed by the end of next year’s Parliamentary session, the former head of the country’s antitrust enforcer has said.

09 March 2023

US FTC official urges caution on intersection of antitrust and privacy

The “incremental gain” from resolving competition concerns in matters that involve the use of data could be outweighed by the loss of privacy, an official at the US Federal Trade Commission has said.

09 March 2023

EU considering joint DMA investigations with national enforcers

The European Commission is assessing how it can set up joint investigative teams with members of national competition authorities to enforce the Digital Markets Act, Olivier Guersent and Thomas Kramler have said.

09 March 2023

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