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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

This week's antitrust and data privacy updates are -   Google to face more antitrust charges in the EU In a streak of antitrust proceedings ongoing against Google in India, the U.S. tech company is potentially facing further charges before the EU Competition Commission. In a Reuters report, it was stated that the EU Commission is likely to be in the process of framing charges against Google, owing to the slow pace of the ongoing settlement with the company. Google has been…

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Weekly Anti-Trust and Privacy Updates

Weekly Anti-Trust and Privacy Updates

This week's Antitrust Updates are as follows: Optus Data Breach – Australian Government Blames the Company over the Breach The Australian telecommunication giant, Optus, was the victim of a large data breach of over 10 million customers. The leaked data included personal details (home addresses, drivers’ licenses, passport numbers) of the customers. An anonymous account ‘optusdata’ appeared online claiming responsibility for the attack, and published data of over 10,000 customers online, with a demand for ransom. The Australian Government blamed Optus…

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CASE BRIEF : European Commission vs. Union of India

Facts The Petitioner, the European Union filed two writ petitions seeking two of the orders passed by the Controller General of Patents to be set aside. The orders stated that two patent applications shall be treated as “deemed to be abandoned” under Section 21(1) of the Patent Act, 1970 (“Act”). The Petitioner, initially engaged a European law firm who then engaged a patent agent in India to prosecute their Indian Applications. Later in June, 2017 it engaged another European Firm…

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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 - 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 - September, 2021 - Part IV

Latest Updates on Antitrust – September, 2021 – Part IV

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Antitrust: Google sues Competition Commission of India (CCI) over investigation leak Search engine giant Google has filed a writ petition against the CCI, the competition watchdog, over reports that a confidential report of the CCI’s investigation over Google’s practices in the Android smartphone sector was divulged to news outlets. The writ petition seeks a direction that the CCI act to prevent any further unlawful disclosures, submitting that Google itself had not…

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