Competition/Antitrust

Apple faces second antitrust complaint over privacy update

A group of media and advertising associations has complained to Germany’s competition enforcer that Apple is breaching antitrust rules by giving iOS users the choice to opt-out of third-party personalised advertising.

27 April 2021

Indian court refuses to quash WhatsApp probe

The Delhi High Court has refused to set aside an order by India’s competition watchdog directing its investigative branch to conduct a full abuse of dominance probe into WhatsApp’s updated terms of services and privacy policy.

26 April 2021

Southwest ramps up severity of data-scraping claims against travel site

After initially suing Kiwi.com for scraping public data from its site, Southwest Airlines has made further claims that the Czech Republic travel site has also hacked non-public information.

21 April 2021

Google v Oracle ruling favours data industry, IP experts say

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Google did not violate copyright law by using some of Oracle’s code in Android’s software platform, in a judgment that may favour data-driven adtech companies at the expense of traditional business models.

12 April 2021

UK launches Digital Markets Unit

The UK has launched a new regulator to tackle the market power of large technology companies, but lawyers have warned it is a “cockpit without an engine” in the absence of legislation.

09 April 2021

Brazil’s consumer and data protection authorities ink cooperation agreement

A deal between Brazil’s data watchdog and its consumer protection agency should provide more clarity to the private sector.

31 March 2021

GDR Special Report Q1 2021: Data Act

GDR explores the provisions of the EU's planned Data Act.

31 March 2021

GDR Special Report: EU data reform - risks and opportunities

A raft of new European legislation will affect corporate data acquisition, use and security across the EU. GDR sets out what companies need to know.

31 March 2021

GDR Special Report Q1 2021: Digital Markets Act

GDR explores the provisions of the EU's planned Digital Markets Act.

31 March 2021

GDR Special Report Q1 2021: Use and commercialisation

New EU legislation will affect how companies use and process data once they have acquired it.

31 March 2021

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