ACCC’S GAME CHANGING DIGITAL PLATFORMS FINAL REPORT: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The ACCC is at the forefront of the global debate on the implications and consequences of digital platforms for competition and consumers. In its final report, the ACCC has approached the challenges and opportunities presented by digital platforms by adopting a holistic approach that takes account of the close links between competition, consumer and privacy … Read more

European Commission publishes special advisors’ report on competition policy for the digital era

On 4 April 2019 the European Commission (“EC“) published an in-depth report on “Competition policy for the digital era” (the “Report“). Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager appointed a panel of three special advisers to prepare the Report (see EC press release here), which is intended to contribute to the EC’s ongoing deliberations regarding how competition policy … Read more

German FCO forces Facebook to change its Data Collection Policy

On 7 February 2019, after almost three years of investigation, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (“FCO“) issued its long awaited decision on Facebook’s data collection practices. The FCO found that Facebook has a dominant position on the German market for social networks, and abused this position by making use of the Facebook social network conditional upon … Read more