Blog o’ Blogs February

February saw the continuing rise of the Digital Economy as possibly the biggest topic in Antitrust and privacy regulation throughout the world, as major mergers affecting the market shake things up for agencies still scrambling to adapt. Disagreements over algorithms and privacy protection take the spotlight, among other notable developments in more traditional areas of competition enforcement. African jurisdictions continue to expand and refine efforts, and US agencies take on questions of merger enforcement. Lots to pack into a short month…

Agree to Disagree: Competition Authorities Differ on Approach to Digital Platforms
Tech giants have captured the attention of competition agencies around the world. As we have previously shared, the FTC is in the midst of a series of hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century…
Amy Ray & Ellen Caro (Orrick)

Commissioner Vestager’s Digital Legacy
EU Commissioner Vestager is nearing the culmination of an ambitious year-long plan to shape EU competition policy in the digital sector for the next five-year Commission term to 2024 and beyond…
Jay Modrall (Lavoie Legal)

The EU OECD paper on gun-jumping
Gun-jumping is a “hot topic” and increasingly on the radar of competition authorities in Europe and across the globe.  As part of the OECD roundtable discussions, the European Union (and a number of other countries) recently submitted a note on the suspensory effects of merger notif…

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