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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

This week's Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates are as below - Google Appeals to NCLAT Over CCI Fines Google, being fined Rs. 1337.76 Crore by CCI for its unfair trade practices, in an order in October, has filed an appeal to NCLAT. In October, CCI found Google guilty of abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in relation to android mobile devices. A Google spokesperson said that the decision to appeal is in line with Google’s understanding that the penalty by…

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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

This week's antitrust and data privacy updates are as below -   Facebook warned by European Commission over Potential Antitrust Breach The European Commission has issued a warning to the Facebook parent company, Meta, for abuse of its dominant position, and acting in breach of the EU Antitrust Laws. The Commission stated that Meta's actions about its online marketplace for classified advertising by connecting its dominant social network portal, Facebook to the Facebook Marketplace. As per the EC, this does not leave…

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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

This week's Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates are as below - Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Federal Trade Commission Over Purchasing Within Meta Platforms CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is set to give his testimony in the case initiated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC has raised their objections to the purchase of the Virtual Reality (VR) content-making company, Within Unlimited. FTC argues that if this purchase by Meta is not blocked, it has the potential to create a monopoly in…

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Weekly Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates

This week's Antitrust and Data Privacy Updates are as follows - Google fined by CCI for Anti-Competitive Practices In the decision by the Competition Commission of India, passed on 21 October 2022, the antitrust watchdog slapped Alphabet Inc., the parent company of the tech platform Google, with a $162 Million penalty. The CCI adjudged Google to have abused its dominant position in the market, in relation to the Android Platform in the smartphone market. The decision passed by the CCI restrains…

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Weekly Copyright, Media, and Entertainment Law Updates

This week’s copyright, media and entertainment law updates are as below: Slovenia Implements EU Directives on Copyright Law Protecting Author’s Right in Cinematographic Works The National Assembly in Slovenia, amending the Copyright and Related Rights Act and the Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights Act, has adopted provisions from two EU Directives on Copyright in to Slovenian legislation. The Ministry of Economic Development and Technology in the process of drafting and legislating the amendments, had held public debates, gathered suggestions…

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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

This week’s anti-trust and privacy updates are as follows: The UK ICO will fine TikTok £27 million for failing to protect children's privacy TikTok, the viral video sharing app that is especially popular among young people, was found to have failed to safeguard children's privacy from 2018 to 2020, according to a UK ICO inquiry. Given the prolonged term and the seriousness of the crimes, TikTok may be liable for a £27 million punishment if this conclusion holds up. The anticipated…

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Weekly Anti-Trust and Privacy Updates

This week’s anti-trust and privacy updates are as follows: EU Upholds 4 Billion USD in Fines Against Google for Abuse of Dominant Position The European Court fines 4 Billion USD for its anti-competitive practices. Google was found in violation of EU anti-trust laws, by manipulating the search results on its platform to promote its services, as well as imposing unlawful restrictions on the Android mobile manufacturers, with the intention to consolidate the dominant position of its search engine. Ambry Genetics, Sued…

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Weekly Anti-trust and Privacy Updates

This week’s anti-trust and privacy updates are as follows: Federal Court of Australia finds Google Inc. in Breach of Local Consumer Laws The Federal Court of Australia, in 2021, had found Google in partial breach of local consumer laws. Google was found to be misleading users about collection of personal data such as location via Android mobile devices. Google conceding to the charges has agreed to pay a $60 million fine to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Disney Settles Anti-trust Suit…

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Weekly Anti-Trust and Privacy Updates

Weekly Anti-Trust And Privacy Updates

This week’s anti-trust and privacy updates are as follows: CCI Proposes Higher Scrutiny for Mergers and Acquisitions The CCI, in its Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022 draft, proposed stringent rules of scrutiny on mergers and acquisitions in India. The regime presently requires the Companies to have a minimum threshold in assets or turnover in India to attract CCI scrutiny. This provides a loophole for Global Tech Giants with low assets and turnover in India to operate outside the scrutiny of CCI.…

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