Topic: Online platforms

Google confirms EU Play Store investigation

Google has revealed that the European Commission is investigating its Play Store rules over abuse of dominance concerns after the UK’s antitrust authority confirmed its own probe into the same conduct earlier this year.

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

DG Comp officials explore metaverse antitrust enforcement

The developing metaverse will likely fall within the scope of the EU’s Digital Markets Act due to the legislation’s “future-proofing” nature, two officials from the EU’s antitrust authority have suggested.

21 October 2022

Separate trials not possible in Apple class action, CAT rules

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has rejected Apple’s request to hold a separate trial on market definition and dominance in a £1.5 billion class action claim against the technology company, finding it is impossible to establish a “clean split” between those issues and the alleged abuse.

21 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

EU “ready to take risks” to defend merger decisions in court, official says

The EU is prepared to take risks by relying on new forms of evidence to defend novel merger decisions before the bloc’s courts, an official at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has said.

19 October 2022

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