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EU: Facebook eases into crosshairs of antitrust watchdogs

In a new case of a European government agency announcing or conducting oversight of an incumbent tech company, Germany is evaluating whether Facebook exploits...

South Korea: KFTC reviews Google and Facebook’s market dominance

The Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), under the new leadership of former civic activist Kim Sang-jo, seems to be targeting major global IT companies...

EU: Facebook to pay $122m for ‘Misleading’ WhatsApp deal

The European Commission issued Facebook with a €110 million ($122 million) fine for “misleading” European regulators over its controversial acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014,...

France: Facebook fined by watchdog

France's privacy watchdog on Tuesday slapped Facebook with a $165,616 ($184.742 USD) fine on allegations the social media giant's privacy policy breaches French law,...

EU: Facebook to face fine over WhatsApp deal

Facebook may be fined as soon as Thursday by the European Union for misleading regulators during a 2014 review of the WhatsApp messaging service...

EU: Vestager is analyzing Facebook’s reply to WhatsApp probe

EU antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, said on Wednesday she was reviewing Facebook's response to charges the US social network provided misleading information during its...
Enforcement In Digital Markets

Enforcement In Digital Markets

By Dr. Anna Blume Huttenlauch- Andreas Mundt, president of the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”), recently emphasized the important role of competition authorities in tackling...
Big Data Privacy And Competition Law: Do Competition Authorities Know How To Do It?

Big Data, Privacy And Competition Law: Do Competition Authorities Know How...

By Alfonso Lamadrid & Sam Villiers - According to Prof. Dan Ariely “Big data is like teenage sex; everyone talks about it, nobody really knows...

EU: Privacy proposal could dent Facebook, Gmail ad revenue

Online messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will face tougher rules on how they can track users under a proposal presented by...

US: Why fake news is an antitrust problem: Forbes

On Tuesday January 10th, Forbes published an article explaining why fake news is an antitrust problem. Sally Hubbard wrote "Facebook continues to face criticism for...
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