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Latest Updates in Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part III

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part III

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: BASF obtains favourable verdict for patent-licensing antitrust claims Chemical company BASF Corp has succeeded in their claims against rival chemical company Ingevity Corp for antitrust claims of tying a license to a patent to an obligation to buy the consequent product. The jury in this case had reached an award of $28 million, however, based on a provision of US federal antitrust law, the award is to be tripled to…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: South Korea fines Google $177 million for abuse of dominance South Korea's new Telecommunications Business Act, colloquially referred to as the 'anti-Google' law looks to empower South Korea's antitrust regulator in trying to control Google's abuse of its dominant market position, and has resulted in the company facing a $177 million fine for allegedly blocking customized versions of its Android operating system. The Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF), a…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - September, 2021 - Part 1

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Competition Commission of India to investigate Apple Inc. for in-app purchase system In a suit filed by a non-profit group, the competition regulator CCI will investigate tech giant Apple for allegations of abuse of its dominant position for imposing its proprietary in-app purchase system on developers, which involved a 30% commission levied for distribution of paid digital content and other restrictions. The information, which is a submission alleging anticompetitive behaviour,…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 23rd August to 29th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 23rd August to 29th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: UK to develop its own privacy rules Given Britain’s exit from the European Union, the question has now revolved around Britain’s obligations under privacy law, as it would now be considered as a third country under the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which encumbers stricter compliance for handling data. As part of its overhaul of its Data Protection Act, Britain intends to do away with…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 16th August to 22nd August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 16th August to 22nd August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: China passes a new privacy law, to take effect from November 1st China has passed a new data privacy bill, which contains strict regulations as to how to manage user data. The law, termed the Personal Information Protection Law, mandates the collection of consent when collecting user data, and details provisions as to the protection of user data when transferred outside China. The law also requires a designated…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 9th August to 15th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 9th August to 15th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: Messenger voice and video calls to now be protected by encryption, announces Facebook In a move reminiscent of blacked out screens and garbled voices, social media platform Facebook on Friday announced that it would now be encrypting voice and video calls made from their social texting app Messenger, adding on to their policy of encryption of text chats. This is seen as a welcome move, given that Messenger…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 1st August to 8th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 1st August to 8th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: ZOOM to ‘breakout’ the bank, decides to settle US privacy class action for $85 million Zoom, a leading virtual conferencing app, has decided to end a privacy infringement class action suit filed against it by users who alleged that Zoom’s sharing of users’ personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn resulted in violation of their privacy. While maintaining that they had committed no wrongdoing in the alleged action,…

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‘Project Bernanke’ – Google’s Secret Project Revealed, Jack Ma’s Networth Rises among Anti-Trust concerns, Anti-Trust Concerns Amid Whatsapp Privacy Policy Update and more.

Data Security Laws Must Be Unified, Jack Ma’s Networth Rises among Anti-Trust concerns, China’s Draft Personal Information Protection Law, Anti-Trust Concerns amid WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update, ‘Project Bernanke’ – Google’s Secret Project Revealed, Apple and Google to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee and Convergence of Anti-Trust and Privacy issues. DATA SECURITY LAWS MUST BE UNIFIED Privacy breach and loss of personal information have become daily occurrences. Data collection happens in the most unexpected aspects of our lives, for example, Seattle, a…

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Xinuos Inc. sues IBM and Red Hat, Amazon defends itself amidst rising Anti-trust scrutiny, CCI investigates WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy update and more.

Xinuos Inc. sues IBM and Red Hat, Big Tech Chinese Firms scrutinized by Anti-trust Regime, The FTC forms international group for monitoring Pharma mergers, Amazon defends itself amidst rising Anti-trust scrutiny, Facebook’s suffers massive user data breach revealing sensitive data, CCI investigates WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy update and Balancing Privacy and Surveillance through COVID-19 lockdowns. Xinuos Inc. sues IBM and Red Hat Xinuos, Inc., which is an American software company, has filed a copyright infringement and antitrust lawsuit against IBM and…

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Data Privacy can take the form of non-price competition, Qualcomm loses case against EU Anti-Trust Regulators, Facebook prepares to file Anti-trust Lawsuit against Apple and more.

Lu La Roe to settle pyramid scheme lawsuit for USD 4.75 million, Supreme Court issues notices to online platforms in UPI Data Privacy Case, No violation of privacy Minister of State informs Rajya Sabha, Data Privacy can take the form of non-price competition, ByteDance sues Tencent for Anti-Competitive behaviour, Qualcomm loses case against EU Anti-Trust Regulators, Facebook prepares to file Anti-trust Lawsuit against Apple and EU Anti-trust regulators investigate Mondelez International. Lu La Roe to settle pyramid scheme lawsuit for USD…

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