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European enforcers call for DMA enforcement coordination

The heads of Europe's national antitrust authorities have said they should jointly enforce the Digital Markets Act with the European Commission, as it would be challenging for the EU enforcer to sufficiently apply the new rules on its own.

05 July 2021

Digital economy to remain a priority for China

A top official at China’s antitrust authority has said that strong competition policy is necessary to develop the digital economy for the benefit of consumers, suggesting that enforcement in the sector will remain a key priority for the agency.

18 June 2021

EU governments voice concerns about DMA

Government ministers in Germany, France and the Netherlands have urged the European Commission to strengthen the Digital Markets Act by introducing tougher merger notification provisions and making sure member states can themselves challenge digital platforms.

01 June 2021

Verizon selling Yahoo! for $5 billion after failed data strategy

Verizon is selling Yahoo! and AOL for about $5 billion some five years after buying them for nearly the same price, in a deal seen by some as an admission that the telecoms giant’s data and digital advertising strategies were a failure.

05 May 2021

US senators propose restricting data broker sales to government

A coalition of bipartisan US senators have introduced the Fourth Amendment Is Not for Sale Act, which would create warrant requirements for government agencies to purchase geolocation information and other data from brokers.

23 April 2021

New front opens in football data battle

A battle over valuable data about football matches is set to drag on for years, reflecting an uptick in non-personal data disputes in the sports industry.

09 April 2021

GDR Special Report Q1 2021: Data Governance Act

GDR explores the provisions of the EU's planned Data Governance 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

GDR Special Report Q1 2021: Access and acquisition

Many of the European Commission’s planned measures aim to make it easier for companies to get their hands on various types of data.

31 March 2021

Searching for the exit: data considerations in early-stage investment

The days of ‘move fast and break things’ are long gone. Where fast-growing technology companies once prioritised growth and largely ignored collateral damage – including to data protection and privacy – today’s startups are taking a markedly more cautious approach to data risk.

22 March 2021

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