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Competition in Online Markets

Competition in Online Markets

Across the globe, regulators continue to question the extent of current competition laws and policies following the rise of digital platforms, big data, fintechs,...
Valve Refuses Apple's Request For Data Against Epic In Antitrust Suit

Valve Refuses Apple’s Request For Data Against Epic In Antitrust Suit

PC gaming giant Valve, owner and creator of the gaming platform Steam, has refused an Apple request to provide information related to sales and...
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Italy’s Antitrust Watchdog Fines Facebook Over Users’ Data

The Italian Antitrust authority announced on Wednesday, February 17, that it has fined Facebook €7 million for failing to follow its instructions to terminate...
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UK’s Antitrust Regulator Suffers 150 Data Breaches In Two Years

The UK government’s antitrust regulator was hit by 150 personal data breaches in the last two years, as hackers targeted its trove of sensitive...
Online Gatekeepers to Commerce and Culture

Online Gatekeepers to Commerce and Culture

Recently, the term “gatekeeper” has featured prominently in policy discussions concerning whether “big tech” needs to be regulated and whether antitrust laws need to...
Regulating Digital Gatekeepers: Lessons from the Banking Industry

Regulating Digital Gatekeepers: Lessons from the Banking Industry

Gatekeepers are not exclusive to digital markets. Gatekeepers exist in many other industries such as banking, telecoms and energy. The new element introduced by...
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China Unveiled Rules To Tackle Monopolistic Practices In The Internet Sector

China unveiled the official version of rules intended to root out monopolistic practices in the internet industry on Sunday, February 7, after first seeking...
The CCPA and the GDPR Are Not the Same: Why You Should Understand Both

The CCPA and the GDPR Are Not the Same: Why You...

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) are milestone pieces of legislation, in major markets, one on...
Consumer Choice and Consent in Data Protection

Consumer Choice and Consent in Data Protection

The mechanism of the GDPR limited legal grounds for the collection and processing of personal data, and the narrow and very restrictive interpretation of...
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Australia Sues Facebook Over Data Misuse

The Australian antitrust regulator sued Facebook on accusing it of collecting user data without permission, building on government efforts around the world to rein...

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