Chief of French Competition Authority calls for digital mergers to face regulatory reviews years after deals close

The how when and why of merger control as applied to deals in the digital space is hotly debated. There was insight from the French Competition Authority in a recent comment. Isabelle de Silva, the chief of the Autorité de la Concurrence, the French Competition Authority, has reportedly suggested in a television interview that the…

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Germany’s highest court temporarily blocks Facebook from collecting user data

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, the country’s highest civil court, has overruled a court decision suspending an antitrust authority order which focused on Facebook’s collection and use of data. The court found that there were “neither serious doubts about Facebook’s dominant position on the German market for social networks, nor that Facebook is abusing the…

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Ofcom European Electronic Communications Code Consultation deadline approaches

The deadline of 3 March 2020 for responses to Ofcom’s Electronic Communications Code (“EECC”) Consultation is fast approaching. The consultation focuses on the implementation of the EECC. The EECC includes regulatory changes across a wide scope, including: Banning mobile providers from selling “locked” devices; Provision of a “summary of key contract terms” to customers before they…

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