Topic: Online platforms

DC AG pushes to revive Amazon pricing parity suit

A local court in Washington, DC, abused its discretion and contradicted established antitrust law when dismissing allegations that Amazon set an illegal price floor, the District of Columbia’s new attorney general and Open Markets Institute have said.

30 January 2023

CAT questions loss to class in Meta collective action

The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has questioned how claimants in a £2.3 billion class action claim against Meta will prove the company’s alleged illegal exploitation of its users’ data caused monetary loss to the class.

30 January 2023

Moldova kicks off first-ever digital markets probe

Moldova’s antitrust enforcer has launched its first probe into an online platform as it assesses if two taxi applications owned by Russian search engine Yandex have abused their dominance through exclusivity arrangements.

27 January 2023

South Africa seeks toughest penalty in face mask cartel probe

South Africa’s antitrust watchdog has asked the country’s specialist competition tribunal to impose the harshest possible fines on two personal protective equipment suppliers that it says fixed prices and divided the market during the height of the covid-19 pandemic.

27 January 2023

Tim Wu: the exit interview

Tim Wu stepped down as President Biden’s primary antitrust advisor earlier this month after two years in the role. The Columbia Law School professor spoke to GCR USA about the “plague” of non-competes, why technology-focused antitrust legislation failed to reach the finish line during his tenure and how the White House took on a bigger role in competition policy while maintaining the independence of the US antitrust agencies.

24 January 2023

A Q&A with Stefan Hunt

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority established a dedicated data analytics unit in 2018, tapping Stefan Hunt to build the team from scratch. Ahead of starting a new role at Keystone Strategy on Tuesday, Hunt spoke to GCR about the challenges of growing the CMA’s 50-strong data group, its role in some of the agency’s most important probes and how the sophisticated technology his team built is changing enforcement.

23 January 2023

Google must comply with far-reaching Android commitments after Indian ruling

India’s highest court has refused to suspend the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to fine Google €152 million and impose a slew of behavioural remedies on the technology company that will significantly alter its global Android business model.

20 January 2023

Mexico faces another jurisdictional battle as agencies launch parallel probes into Apple

Mexico’s competition authority and the country’s telecommunications regulator have reportedly launched parallel abuse probes into Apple over its App Store policies, in what could spark another jurisdictional battle between the two agencies.

17 January 2023

Google claims CCI remedies threaten India’s national security

Google has argued behavioural commitments imposed by the Competition Commission of India to remedy the technology company’s alleged anticompetitive Android restrictions pose threats to individual and national security.

16 January 2023

Korea publishes abuse of dominance guidelines for digital markets

Korea’s competition watchdog has issued updated abuse of dominance guidance clarifying how the agency will approach multihoming restrictions, most-favoured-nation clauses, self-preferencing and bundling in digital markets.

13 January 2023

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