This week’s Anti-trust and Privacy updates are as follows:-

Tinder Files Case Against Apple Inc. for Anti-competitive Practices

Tinder owner Match Group, filing a case against Apple Inc., has alleged abuse of dominant position. The Apple’s apps market poses barriers to developers by forcing use of its proprietary in-app purchase system along with a fee of upto 30%. The allegations in the case are similar to the ongoing case against Apple in the European Union.

CCI Issues Notice to ZEE and Sony Against Proposed Merger

CCI has issued notice to Zee and Sony companies stating that the merger merits for a further thorough investigation. CCI, upon conducting an initial review, found the Zee-Sony merger to potentially create monopoly in the market by gaining “unparalleled bargaining power”. The merger stands to create a 10 billion dollars TV enterprise.

Ireland Imposes 405 Million Euros in Fine on Instagram for Violation of EU Data Privacy Rules

The Irish Data Protection Commission, finding Instagram in violation of data privacy rules, has fined 405 Million Euros. Instagram was found to be mishandling and displaying children’s personal information, including email addresses and phone numbers. Meta Inc. has stated that it will appeal against the fine.

Authored By Ipshita Bhattacharyya (IP Associate, BananaIP Counsels) and Rohan Koshy Cherian (Intern).

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