Topic: Online platforms

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

Standalone lingerie RPM claim settled in UK

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has stayed a resale price maintenance dispute between a lingerie retailer and manufacturer after both parties reached a confidential settlement agreement.

31 October 2022

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

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