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Latest Updates on Antitrust - December, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – December, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Antitrust: Apple denies abuse of dominance in Indian app market Tech giant Apple has sought the dismissal of a case filed against it by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) stating that it does not hold a dominant position in the Indian app market. It claimed that it holds a small share of 0-5% in the Indian app market which is dominated by Android creator Google which holds 95-100% of the…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - December, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Privacy – December, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Privacy: Joint Parliamentary Committee submits report on Data Protection Bill The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill has submitted its report suggesting several changes including dropping the word “personal” from the name of the Bill to imply that the Bill also deals with non-personal data. The JPC has retained the section that confers the Central Government the power to exempt any government body from the application of the law…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November, 2021 - Part III

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part III

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: CCI releases report on pharma sector Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently released a study on India’s pharmacy sector. The study suggested the creation of a National Digital Drugs Databank for the use of regulators, industry, physicians and consumers with the aim to combat the information asymmetry that prevails in the sector. It also advised online pharmacies to develop self-regulatory mechanisms in the areas of data collecting, usage, sharing, and…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - November, 2021 - Part III

Latest Updates on Privacy – November, 2021 – Part III

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: JPC adopts draft report on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) has adopted its report on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 after around two years of deliberations. It includes a number of recommendations that might improve the final law, including an acknowledgment that the digital economy cannot take precedence over the protection of citizens' rights. The report is expected to be tabled before the end…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November, 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Antitrust: Google loses $2.8 billion as antitrust fine to EU Court The Luxembourg-based EU General Court has dismissed tech giant Google's effort to appeal a $2.8 billion antitrust fine for favouring its own shopping services in search results. The European Commission fined Google in 2017 for breaking competition laws. In addition to the fine, Google was ordered in 2017 to make modifications to the way it presents shopping search results, to allow…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Competition Commission of India issued orders against firms guilty of bid-rigging and cartelization The Competition Commission of India (CCI), India’s fair markets watchdog, found that six firms had engaged in cartelization in the supply of Low-Density Poly Ethylene covers (LDPE) to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) by determining prices, allocating tenders, coordinating bid prices, and manipulating the bidding process directly or indirectly. CCI issued a cease-and-desist order against the…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - October 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Antitrust – October 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Allegations of Amazon India's anticompetitive practices sparks demand for US antitrust probe Ecommerce giant Amazon is accused of manipulating search results to boost its own product lines. Thousands of pages of internal Amazon documents show the company ran a systematic campaign. The Confederation of All India Traders, a group representing India's brick-and-mortar retailers, called for a government investigation of Amazon. An exposé by Reuters has shown how the business copied…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - October, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – October, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Google asserts before EU General Court that $5 billion antitrust fine unfounded Tech giant Google had been fined by the European Commission, the EU’s antitrust regulator, on grounds that it had leveraged its Android operating system to fortify its dominant position in the internet search sector since 2011. Google’s submissions before the five-judge bench of the General Court were that the fine imposed was based on flawed calculations, on the…

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Latest Updates on E-Commerce and Licensing – September 2021- Part II

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on E-Commerce and Licensing Amazon signs MoU with Gujarat The e-commerce platform Amazon India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industries and Mines Department, Gujarat Government with a view to provide a global platform to the homegrown businesses. As per the MoU, Amazon India will conduct trainings/ workshops/ webinars etc. for exporters and MSME owners from key clusters like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch, and Rajkot. Amazon will share expertise regarding B2C…

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Latest updates on e-commerce and licensing: September – Part 1

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on E-Commerce and Licensing : Govt. to re-examine e-commerce draft rules The government is facing significant criticism from both, the players of e-commerce industries and from various sections of the government over the  draft  e-commerce rules published in June. The draft rules contain various contradictions that are being flagged by the players and are seeking further amendments. “The definition of related party certainly needs some more clarity, otherwise it will be difficult…

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