Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Tech companies push back on UK enforcer’s algorithm concerns

Facebook and Google have cautioned the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority against interfering in companies’ algorithms before it fully understands how they work, while consumer groups have called for the enforcer to further explore the effects of these systems on competition.

23 June 2021

EU targets Google’s advertising practices

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into whether Google anticompetitively favours its own services in the digital advertising sector.

22 June 2021

UK court sides with Google in Kelkoo disclosure dispute

A UK court has ruled that Google does not have to risk exposing business secrets by explaining each claim of confidentiality that it makes when disclosing information in a comparison shopping service’s standalone damages claim against it.

21 June 2021

Health authorities should have pushed alternative medication, Servier tells UK court

Servier has kicked off its bid to convince a UK court that national health authorities should have encouraged doctors to prescribe cheaper generic drugs to mitigate their losses from its pay-for-delay settlements relating to a blood pressure medication.

17 June 2021

Indian baseball league under fire for abuse of dominance

The Competition Commission of India has provisionally found that the Amateur Baseball Federation of India abused its dominance by telling state baseball associations not to allow their players to participate in tournaments organised by a rival non-profit group.

16 June 2021

CCI clear to probe Amazon and Flipkart after favourable court ruling

An Indian court has dismissed appeals brought by Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart seeking to escape an investigation ordered by the country’s competition watchdog into alleged anticompetitive practices.

15 June 2021

Canal Plus fails to secure interim measures against French football league

France’s Competition Authority has rejected a complaint lodged by Canal Plus against the country’s professional football league after finding that the league did not abuse its dominance when tendering broadcasting rights.

11 June 2021

Google agrees to Privacy Sandbox oversight

Adtech players have welcomed commitments from Google that would resolve a UK antitrust investigation of its controversial Privacy Sandbox and subject it to ongoing competition and data protection regulatory scrutiny.

11 June 2021

Guersent responds to Schwab’s DMA amendments

The European Commission is open to competition authorities and national courts enforcing aspects of the Digital Markets Act, the enforcer’s director-general has said.

11 June 2021

Pakistan orders access remedy for essential facility

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has ordered a government-run real estate developer to allow a telecommunications company to provide internet and telephone services on the same terms and conditions offered to rivals.

10 June 2021

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