Competition/Antitrust

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

ECJ to weigh in on SAR tension with trade secrets

An Austrian court has asked the European Court of Justice to resolve questions about the amount of information organisations using algorithmic decision-making must divulge to fulfil subject access requests.

24 February 2022

Activists make final push for collective action in DMA

Consumer rights organisations and experts have urged lawmakers to strengthen the Digital Markets Act by providing an avenue for end users and their representatives to enforce it in national courts.

24 February 2022

Businesses worry as Data Act restrictions loom

Radical European Commission data-sharing legislation will add new complications for exporters of non-personal data.

23 February 2022

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