Topic: Digital markets

UK telecoms regulator to probe Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud sector study

The UK’s Office of Communications is launching a study into the cloud services sector to identify any competition concerns arising from the market power of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

22 September 2022

Lawmaker urges CFIUS to force TikTok divestiture from ByteDance

Republican senator Josh Hawley has urged the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to force popular social media platform TikTok to sever all ties with its parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance.

21 September 2022

AG Rantos: German enforcer entitled to assess GDPR in Meta case

Competition authorities can consider a company’s compliance with the EU’s data protection regulation when investigating a potential abuse of dominance, an advocate general at the European Court of Justice has said.

20 September 2022

Kanter urges holistic approach to tackle tech platforms

US antitrust enforcers must focus on ways to “unplug the monopolisation machine” across the digital sector rather than singling out individual forms of conduct in a single market, the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

20 September 2022

Antitrust Division says district court was wrong in states’ Meta case

The Department of Justice has appeared before a federal appellate court to criticise aspects of a lower court's dismissal of claims from a coalition of states accusing Meta Platforms of acquiring its competition to enshrine its social networking monopoly.

20 September 2022

Indonesia opens abuse probe into Google’s Play Store payment policy

Indonesia’s Competition Commission has launched an investigation into Google on suspicion the company abused its dominance and engaged in discriminatory practices in the app distribution market.

16 September 2022

Google to face digital ad monopolisation claims

A New York federal court has ordered Google to face the bulk of a Texas-led lawsuit accusing it of monopolising the digital advertising market, although commentators believe the ruling gives the search giant reason to be cautiously optimistic.

16 September 2022

EU secures Google Android win, but exclusivity analysis rebuked again

The EU’s General Court has largely upheld the European Commission’s Google Android decision but cut its €4.3 billion fine by over €200 million due to procedural and substantive errors relating to the enforcer’s exclusivity allegations.

14 September 2022

Meta denied access to FTC studies

Meta Platforms cannot view internal Federal Trade Commission analyses related to the social media giant’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, a federal judge has ruled.

08 September 2022

CCI clears deal without remedies for the first time following show cause notice

The Competition Commission of India has unconditionally cleared PayU Payments’ acquisition of BillDesk, marking the first time the authority has cleared a deal without extracting any remedies after raising preliminary competition concerns in a show cause notice.

06 September 2022

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