The U.S. v. Google: A preliminary analysis in ten points

Like many antitrust lawyers, yesterday I spent most of my evening reading the DoJ complaint against Google. Although I need to read again several parts, here is my preliminary analysis summarized in ten points: This is not a political case of the type some predicted. It has nothing to do with Google search being allegedly … Continue reading The U.S. v. Google: A preliminary analysis in ten points

What is a digital gatekeeper (Part 2)? The relevance of the single-homing v. multi-homing debate

As the Commission has announced that it will issue its proposal for ex ante regulation for so-called digital gatekeepers in the beginning of December, there are growing rumours about the form this regulation will take, the platforms that will be captured and the substantive rules that will be contained in this regulation. As to the … Continue reading What is a digital gatekeeper (Part 2)? The relevance of the single-homing v. multi-homing debate

What is a digital gatekeeper?

As the European Commission is digesting the (voluminous) results of its public consultation on the upcoming Digital Services Act (“DSA”) package and preparing a proposal for what is described in its “Inception Impact Assessment” as an “ex ante regulatory instrument for large online platforms with significant network effects acting as gate-keepers in the European Union’s … Continue reading What is a digital gatekeeper?

CNIL adopts final Guidelines and Recommendation on the use of cookies and other trackers

The French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) published yesterday its amended Guidelines and its final Recommendation on the use of cookies and other trackers, marking a “turning point both for the online advertising sector and for internet users, who will now be able to exercise better control over online trackers”.  The Amended Guidelines   Following the … Continue reading CNIL adopts final Guidelines and Recommendation on the use of cookies and other trackers