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FTC Probes Competition In Visa, Mastercard Debit Routing Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly looking into whether Mastercard and Visa's security tokens prevent debit-card routing competition on certain digital payments. That’s according to a Monday (Oct....

UK Watchdog Refers Viasat-Inmarsat Merger To In-Depth Probe

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it has referred the US$7.3b acquisition by US communications company Viasat Inc of rival Inmarsat for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation...

Russia Opens Antitrust Probe Into Military Providers

Russia's competition watchdog opened a series of investigations on Friday into price rises for military goods as demand rose amid Moscow's drive to enlist...

EU Probes Dutch Ex-Commissioner Over Uber Lobbying Claims

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Lithuanian Watchdog Probes Into Revolut Data Breach

Digital bank Revolut is being investigated by a regulator in Lithuania following a data breach earlier this month that exposed sensitive information on 50,150...

UK Watchdog Eyes Google, Amazon, Microsoft In Antitrust Probe

Media regulators are looking into whether large US tech companies including Amazon and Google have formed a monopoly over cloud computing in Britain, officials said...
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Europol Faces New EU Data Probe

EU data protection watchdog EDPS has asked Europe's top court to scrap amended rules allowing Europol to retroactively legalise its processing of personal data...

Swiss Competition Watchdog Probes Novartis

The Swiss competition commission (COMCO) has opened an investigation of Novartis over possible unlawful use of a patent to reduce competitive pressure, the Swiss...

French TV Mega-Merger Is Cancelled After Antitrust Probe

French television groups TF1 and M6 have cancelled merger plans, following objections from the French competition watchdog. The deal, which was seen as an attempt...

NGOs Say EU Amazon Antitrust Probe Has Many Issues

Amazon's proposal to halt certain online selling and marketing practices in a bid to avert possible hefty EU antitrust fines should be rejected because...
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