Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Google seeks funding information in £920 million standalone class action

Google has demanded that the class representative bringing a proposed collective action against it in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal provide additional information about her funding arrangements.

17 January 2022

India claims housing board abused its dominance

The Competition Commission of India has ordered a full-scale probe into the Chandigarh Housing Board after preliminarily concluding that it abused its dominance by imposing unfair terms on consumers who participated in a self-financing housing scheme.

17 January 2022

Google offers commitments to end German probe

Germany’s antitrust watchdog is consulting on commitments offered by Google to end a probe into its online news service, one week after the agency confirmed the company is subject to a host of new competition rules that target especially powerful platforms.

12 January 2022

India opens fourth concurrent Google probe

India’s antitrust enforcer has opened its fourth ongoing competition probe into Google, this time alleging that the technology giant is abusing its dominance by imposing unfair and arbitrary conditions on news publishers.

10 January 2022

Germany makes first Section 19A designation

Germany’s antitrust enforcer has deemed that Google has paramount significance for competition across markets, in its first application of a law that opens the technology company up to a range of special obligations.

05 January 2022

Indian enforcer alleges App Store abuse

The Competition Commission of India has launched its first full-scale investigation into Apple, joining enforcers across the globe in probing the iPhone-maker’s App Store rules.

04 January 2022

Apple must change App Store rules for dating apps

The Dutch antitrust enforcer has ordered Apple to amend its App Store rules to level the playing field for dating applications, in a decision that came to light after the company lost a court challenge to keep it confidential.

04 January 2022

Czech agency head overturns abuse fine due to errors

The president of the Czech Republic’s competition enforcer has overturned a €3.3 million abuse of dominance fine on two companies belonging to the Metro Group after finding procedural and substantive errors in his agency’s original decision.

04 January 2022

Publishers urge CMA to strengthen Google Privacy Sandbox commitments

An alliance of technology and publishing companies has once again called on the UK’s competition authority to impose an interim injunction on Google to stop the company rolling out privacy changes to its Chrome browser.

21 December 2021

France consults on Google commitments

Google has promised to pay French publishers a fair rate for the use of their content over the next five years, in hopes of ending an antitrust investigation that has already landed it with a €500 million fine and interim measures.

16 December 2021

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