Competition/Antitrust

Competition data remedies must change, FTC member says

24 October 2019

FTC commissioner: big data stagnating the tech sector

21 October 2019

Microsoft VP: antitrust enforcers need a test for data sharing

Antitrust enforcement can “shift the culture” in technology companies, but it is often not the best way to remedy harms in the digital economy, a senior Microsoft official has said.

09 October 2019

Facebook slams Australian digital platforms report

Facebook has attacked many of the conclusions in the Australian competition regulator’s report on digital platforms, calling some aspects of the report “inaccurate” and accusing the watchdog of conflating the Facebook and Google business models.

16 September 2019

Ninth Circuit reverses cybersecurity blocking decision

A US federal appeals court has reversed a decision that allowed a cybersecurity company to block a competitor’s software.

13 September 2019

Facebook outlines concerns with UK antitrust study

Facebook has criticised the UK’s competition authority for detailing potential remedies at the beginning of a market study into online platforms and digital advertising.

13 September 2019

Three von der Leyen nominees handed digital portfolios

Incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has handed Margrethe Vestager sweeping new powers as the bloc’s digital czar and competition chief, but it remains to be seen how the Dane will coordinate with two other commissioners that have also been handed significant digital briefs.

11 September 2019

Dutch antitrust watchdog orders first-ever access to data remedy

The Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers and Markets has for the first time imposed merger remedies centred on access to data and equal access to a digital platform.

02 September 2019

Japan issues draft guidance on platform abuse of consumer data

Japan’s antitrust watchdog has warned tech companies that they could infringe competition law if they force users to disclose personal information in exchange for their services.

30 August 2019

Facebook antitrust decision struck down by German court

A German court has suspended the Federal Cartel Office’s decision against Facebook due to serious doubts about its legality, but the authority plans to appeal to the country’s top court for its reinstatement.

27 August 2019

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