Competition/Antitrust

Lawmakers trumpet DSA and DMA agreements as final votes loom

EU lawmakers are anticipating handing more powers to the European Commission as part of efforts to ensure new landmark pieces of data regulation are fit for the future.

18 May 2022

Commission launches call for views on open finance

The European Commission has opened another front in the battle against the dominance of Big Tech with a call for views on the prospect of new open finance rules to complement the market reforms already undertaken in the payments sector.

16 May 2022

German antitrust regulator overstepped by invoking GDPR, Meta tells ECJ

A Meta lawyer has told the European Court of Justice that Germany’s antitrust regulator had no jurisdiction to issue a GDPR-based finding that the company abused its dominant position on the social media market by collecting and processing data without consent.

10 May 2022

ECJ set to clarify antitrust/data interface

The outcome of a European Court of Justice hearing tomorrow could increase tech giants’ exposure to European competition law – and answer questions about large companies’ ability to rely on consent to collect and combine personal data.

09 May 2022

UK regulators to scrutinise algorithms

The UK’s data watchdog and its regulatory counterparts for digital matters are set to focus their oversight on algorithms, part of their strategic collaboration for the upcoming year focused on “execution and delivery”.

03 May 2022

DMA will be a challenge for EU courts, General Court president admits

The president of the EU’s General Court has said his main concern about the Digital Markets Act is how the EU courts are going to “deliver fast enough” on the amount of litigation that is likely to arise.

01 April 2022

DMA final version agreed

European institutions have agreed on a text for the Digital Markets Act, paving the way for extensive new regulation of the world’s largest tech firms as soon as October 2022.

25 March 2022

EU and UK launch twin Meta and Google probes

The UK and EU competition watchdogs have formalised parallel investigations into an online advertising agreement between Meta and Google that came to light in an ongoing US antitrust probe.

14 March 2022

Australian watchdogs launch digital cooperation platform

Australia has become the latest country to bring its regulators closer together in a bid to increase cooperation and information-sharing around digital issues.

11 March 2022

EU consults on insurance data-sharing commitments

Insurance Ireland has offered to make access to its data-sharing platform available to non-members on a fair and nondiscriminatory basis, as it looks to address competition concerns raised by the European Commission.

28 February 2022

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