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Latest Updates on Antitrust - February, 2022 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – February, 2022 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: CCI Imposes Heavy Penalties On 6 Tyre Manufacturers For Cartelization The Competition Commission of India, the country’s antitrust watchdog, recently passed a cease and desist order and imposed heavy penalties on Apollo Tyres, MRF, CEAT, JK Tyres, Birla Tyres and Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association for cartelization. It was alleged that all the above-mentioned tyre manufacturers together controlled 90% of the tyre production in India and were engaged in price parallelism…

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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 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 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 E-Commerce and Licensing – October 2021- Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on E-Commerce and Licensing E-commerce standards must balance the interests of all the stakeholders The rules are meant to serve for a long time, said the commerce and industry minister, Piyush Goyal. The comment came after it was reported that several government agencies had voiced their concerns over the proposed consumer protection guidelines for e-commerce. “I have to protect everybody’s interest and balance consumer interest, e-commerce (players’) interests, retailers’ interests. Everybody’s interest…

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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 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 - September, 2021 - Part 1

Latest Updates on Privacy – September, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: Parliamentary Committee calls to ban Virtual Private Networks over anonymity of criminals online The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has asked the Government of India to ban VPNs over worries that it perpetrates the pirating of copyrighted content, allows access to dark web marketplaces for the sale of guns and drugs, and their use by cybercriminals to hack, stalk and steal information anonymously. However, this is a contrasting move…

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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 - 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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