Topic: Digital markets

Deutsche Bahn forced to share data with rival route-planning platforms

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has ordered Deutsche Bahn to remove the anticompetitive clauses it imposes on rival transit apps and platforms, while forcing the company to grant them access to its real-time traffic data.

28 June 2023

Google calls on Indian Supreme Court to overturn Android decision

Google has urged India’s top court to throw out a judgment by the country’s specialist competition tribunal confirming that the technology giant abused its dominance over its Android operating system.

27 June 2023

Thai government looks at new platform economy regulations

The government in Thailand is considering new rules regulating the platform economy, which may eventually replace an upcoming law forcing various platforms to notify their activities.

23 June 2023

Full stable of experts needed to counter Google advantage in Android case, UK tribunal told

The claimant in a £920 million opt-out collective action against Google has said they must be allowed to call on multiple expert witnesses to “level the playing field” against the tech company.

21 June 2023

Germany sends SO to Google over Maps bundling

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has formally accused Google of abusing its dominance and breaching its Section 19A obligations by exclusively offering its various vehicle apps as a bundle, making it harder for rivals to sell individual services.

21 June 2023

Japanese government seeks to open up Apple and Google ecosystems

Apple and Google should be prohibited from forcing consumers to use their native billing systems and also allow application downloads on their smartphones from alternative distribution channels, the Japanese government has said following a detailed review of the market.

21 June 2023

Gannett sues Google over alleged ad monopoly

The largest US newspaper publisher has joined the ranks of antitrust enforcers and private plaintiffs challenging Google’s alleged monopolies in various digital advertising markets.

21 June 2023

Turkish agency continues Google scrutiny with another adtech probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority has opened another investigation into Google’s online advertising practices, less than a week after the EU sent the company a statement of objections threatening to break up its adtech business.

19 June 2023

Only one week to go until GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe

The final speaker line-up is now confirmed for GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe in Brussels next week, with the heads of the European Commission’s cartel and digital platforms units and officials at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority featuring.

19 June 2023

CCI takes Google Android case to Supreme Court

The Competition Commission of India has appealed against the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal’s Google Android ruling, despite the judgment largely upholding the enforcer's infringement decision.

15 June 2023

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