The European Commission finally announced its decision in the Google AdSense investigation on Wednesday 20 March 2019. The Commission found that Google’s Adsense for Search product had a market share of over 70% in the EEA market for online search advertising mediation platforms, thus having a dominant position in that market. The Commission found that…Details
The Digital Competition Expert Panel, led by Jason Furman, has published its long-awaited report into the state of digital competition in the UK. The report, entitled “Unlocking digital competition”, recommends the establishment of a digital markets unit, with tools and a framework that will support greater competition and consumer choice in digital markets. The unit…Details
Lord Tyrie, the Chair of the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has published his preliminary advice on reform to the UK competition law regime. On 21 February 2019, his outline for reforms was published on the CMA website. The proposals are apparently aimed at ensuring the legal framework is robust enough to protect consumers and…Details
There is now a serious prospect of there being an extension of the Article 50 period: that the UK will not leave the EU on 29 March 2019 but on a later date instead. The likelihood is that such an extension would only be for a few months, until a date before July this year.…Details
On 23 January 2019, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) released a Guide on social media endorsements made by popular social media users, known in the industry as influencers. The Guide requires that influencers make it clear when they have been paid, given or loaned things which are then featured in their Instagram, Snapchat or…Details
THE THREE WAYS THE BREXIT DAY OF 29 MARCH 2019 CAN BE SHIFTED OR AVOIDED There are now only days to go before the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union by automatic operation of law on 29 March 2019. This departure will happen, whether the UK agrees to the current “Deal” (the…Details
The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s antitrust authority, has issued a ruling which requires Facebook to obtain user consent before it can continue to gather so much data about users from beyond the Facebook app and website. In a press release, the regulator explained that under Facebook’s current terms and conditions, users can only use the social network…Details
TMT analysis: Daniel Preiskel, partner, and Stephan Buck, senior associate, at Preiskel & Co LLP explain the practical effect of the new European Electronic Communications Code and its impact upon practitioners.
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A draft of the Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 were published (having been laid before Parliament) on 5 February 2019. Accompanying the draft legislation was an explanatory memorandum provided by the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. These updated regulations aim to ensure that adequate legislation continues to operate effectively after the…Details
Preiskel & Co Consultant, Philip Goldenberg, has written an article in the Independent, considering whether the “Humble Address”, an obscure Parliamentary mechanism under which MPs can make their desires known directly to the Queen, could offer the House of Commons an escape from Brexit.
A fascinating read, the article can be found here.