Topic: Digital markets

Italy accepts Google data portability remedies

Google’s promise to make it easier for users to transfer their personal data to rival digital platforms sufficiently addresses abuse of dominance concerns, Italy’s antitrust watchdog has concluded.

31 July 2023

Turkey sanctions e-commerce platform €2 million for algorithm manipulation

Turkey’s largest online retail platform will appeal against a €2 million fine from the country’s competition enforcer for allegedly manipulating algorithms to favour its own brands.

27 July 2023

Amazon’s proposals to resolve “Buy Box” concerns considered by CMA

Amazon’s commitments to alleviate antitrust concerns that it abused its dominant position by preferencing its own products are likely to be accepted, the Competition and Markets Authority has said.

26 July 2023

France sends Apple SO over abusive advertising terms

Conditions imposed by Apple on the handling of user data from its iOS devices for advertising purposes are discriminatory, France's Competition Authority has said in a statement of objections.

26 July 2023

New class action targets Apple and Amazon

Hausfeld has launched a £500 million damages claim against Apple and Amazon, accusing the companies of unlawfully colluding to overcharge millions of UK customers for Apple products sold on Amazon’s marketplace platform.

26 July 2023

Apple accused of excessive “creator tax” in fresh UK class action

A competition expert has filed another class action alleging that Apple abused its dominance by charging developers an “excessive” 30% commission fee before the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal.

25 July 2023

Microsoft/Activision have ‘realistic chance’ of resolving competition concerns, CMA says

There is a “realistic chance” of a more certain outcome that resolves competition concerns in Microsoft/Activision, the UK’s competition watchdog has said.

24 July 2023

Microsoft faces new Teams bundling complaint

A second company has accused Microsoft of unfairly bundling its Teams product into Office software, joining Slack in filing an antitrust complaint with the European Commission over the allegedly abusive practice.

20 July 2023

Google urges South African tribunal to reject interim measures request

Google has warned South Africa’s Competition Tribunal that an interim measures request from a gambling business to restore access to the former’s advertising services would result in the technology company violating betting regulations.

19 July 2023

Microsoft/Activision extend merger deadline

Microsoft and Activision have postponed the deadline for completing their $68.7 billion merger by three months.

19 July 2023

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