Topic: Digital markets

Italian court stays Amazon's appeal against €1.13 billion abuse fine

An Italian administrative court has suspended Amazon’s appeal against the national antitrust watchdog’s €1.13 billion abuse of dominance sanction pending a separate jurisdictional challenge brought by the technology giant to the European Court of Justice.

31 October 2022

EU needs more cross-border consolidation, senior lawmaker says

The European Commission has been “a little bit naive” by focusing on competition within the bloc’s single market without considering what is happening “in the rest of the world”, the chair of the EU Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs has said.

28 October 2022

Turkey fines Meta €18.6 million for WhatsApp data policy

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has fined Meta €18.6 million after finding the technology company abused its dominance by merging data collected through WhatsApp with its Facebook social media platform.

26 October 2022

CCI fines Google €114 million and orders it to open up app store payments

The Competition Commission of India has provisionally fined Google for the second time in a week, while also ordering the company to allow third-party payment providers on its application store.

26 October 2022

Malaysia seeks info from major shopping platform about delivery services

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has asked the region’s leading ecommerce platform Shopee Mobile Malaysia to respond to complaints from consumers and merchants about its delivery services.

25 October 2022

KFTC promises to increase scrutiny of digital platforms following Kakao disruption

Korea’s competition watchdog has prepared a roadmap to improve competition in the online platform market after a fire at domestic technology giant Kakao’s data centre caused major service disruptions and highlighted the company’s dominance.

24 October 2022

Google hit with €165 million fine and behavioural remedies in India for Android abuse

The Competition Commission of India has provisionally fined Google €165 million for abusing its dominance over its Android mobile ecosystem and ordered the technology giant to adhere to a suite of behavioural remedies.

21 October 2022

CCI fines two-sided platform and hotel chain €48 million in landmark decision

India’s competition watchdog has fined MakeMyTrip for imposing price parity clauses on accommodation providers and entering into an illegal agreement with a major hotel chain to delist rivals, in one of the agency’s first infringement decisions in the multisided platform sector.

20 October 2022

Spain probes Booking.com over exclusivity clauses

Spain’s antitrust enforcer is investigating if Booking.com imposed unlawful exclusivity clauses and unfair trading conditions on hotels, joining a long list of competition authorities that have scrutinised the platform’s contractual restrictions.

18 October 2022

Indian Supreme Court forces WhatsApp to face abuse probe over 2021 privacy update

India’s top court has dismissed WhatsApp’s appeal against a decision forcing it to face a full abuse of dominance investigation by the country’s antitrust watchdog over last year's privacy policy update.

18 October 2022

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