Topic: Self-preferencing

Sweden issues rare Phase I clearance with behavioral conditions

The Swedish Competition Authority has approved Bonnier's €47.9 million acquisition of an online subscription platform, after the merging parties committed not to self-preference their own publishing titles and refrain from anticompetitive data collection practices.

07 February 2023

Complainant accuses Google of failing to comply with CCI remedies

A complainant in the Competition Commission of India’s probe into Google’s Play Store billing practices has accused the technology company of failing to adhere to a suite of remedies the agency imposed in two separate infringement decisions.

06 February 2023

Turkey opens fifth major Google probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority has launched a full-scale investigation to determine if Google hinders users from accessing websites listed on its search engine’s result page by placing its own features front and centre.

02 February 2023

Commerce Department calls for action against app stores

The department responsible for advising the White House on telecommunications policy has urged Congress to pass legislation that would limit Apple’s and Google’s control over their respective app stores.

02 February 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

Google seeks summary judgment in DOJ case

Google’s success in online search is driven by its superior product, not exclusionary agreements with web browsers and phone manufacturers, the company has asked a federal court to rule.

13 January 2023

Greek market study reveals “inherent weaknesses” in fintech sector

Greece’s Competition Commission has identified weaknesses in the country’s growing financial technology market that could allow large and more established technology companies to exploit their access to data and foreclose start-ups.

04 January 2023

Poland hits Allegro with €44 million self-preferencing fine

Poland’s competition enforcer has fined the country’s largest online shopping platform €43.9 million for abusing its dominance by favouring products sold on its own online store to the detriment of independent third-party sellers.

03 January 2023

Asian authorities must carefully choose theories of harm against Big Tech, says ICN expert

A non-governmental advisor at the International Competition Network has warned Asian antitrust agencies to ensure the general public can understand theories of harm against Big Tech companies, while an official at Korea’s Fair Trade Commission revealed his agency is preparing guidance on self-preferencing.

19 December 2022

Google evades advertising algorithm suit

A California federal court correctly scrapped a stock image provider’s claims that Google illegally monopolised the online search advertising market, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has said.

08 December 2022

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