Topic: Self-preferencing

CMA joins EU in probing Amazon’s data collection practices

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has opened an abuse of dominance investigation into Amazon’s use of merchant data and the criteria for sellers to appear in its Buy Box feature, in a case that mirrors the European Commission’s two ongoing probes into the tech company.

06 July 2022

EU aims to create distinct teams to enforce DMA

The European Commission has said it will need at least 150 staff members to enforce the new Digital Markets Act, nearly double the amount it initially anticipated when the law was proposed two years ago.

05 July 2022

Germany probes Google Maps under new competition powers

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has opened its third investigation into Google under its new Section 19A powers, over suspicions that the company harmed competition in the market for online mapping services by imposing unfair restrictions on rivals.

21 June 2022

Senate revises self-preferencing bill

The Senate’s self-preferencing legislation has been updated to exclude telecommunications and financial services companies ahead of a potential vote in the coming months.

27 May 2022

UK intensifies Google scrutiny with new adtech probe

The UK’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Google unlawfully tied and self-preferenced its services in different parts of the digital advertising technology sector, adding to similar probes by EU, US and French competition enforcers.

26 May 2022

EU reaches landmark agreement on DMA

The European Parliament and European Council have reached a historic political agreement on the Digital Markets Act, which will impose sweeping new rules and obligations on the world’s biggest technology companies as soon as October.

25 March 2022

Korean court grants Google’s injunction request to postpone corrective order

The Seoul High Court has reportedly granted Google’s request to suspend a corrective order imposed by the country’s antitrust watchdog banning certain restrictive agreements imposed on smartphone manufacturers but upheld the enforcer’s €168 million abuse of dominance fine.

03 March 2022

Switzerland hits asphalt plant with abuse of dominance sanction

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has fined an asphalt plant €1.4 million for unlawfully offering discounted prices to road construction companies that owned shares in the company.

25 February 2022

Publishers call for Google ad tech breakup in new EU complaint

A group of European publishers has filed an antitrust complaint against Google to the European Commission, accusing the search engine of engaging in “unlawful tactics” to foreclose competition in the advertising technology market since its purchase of DoubleClick in 2008.

11 February 2022

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