Image source: Unsplash On 23 February 2022, the European Commission presented its Proposal for a Data Act, a Regulation aimed at maximizing the value of data in the European Union economy “by ensuring that a wide range of stakeholders gain control over their data and that more data is available for innovative use.” The Data … Continue reading The EU Data Act – the Commission’s latest legislative initiative
Greetings to our readers – I haven’t published in a while, but Google’s latest announcement could not keep waiting. Google has just announced its plan to build the Privacy Sandbox on Android, with the stated aim of “introducing new, more private advertising solutions.” This comes only a couple of days after the UK Competition and … Continue reading Google announces Privacy Sandbox on Android
It is no secret that Microsoft has charted a rather different course compared to Apple and Google when it comes to ex ante regulation – a course aiming to embrace, rather than fight, regulation (see for example, this May 2021 blog post where Microsoft in principle voiced its support for the EU Digital Markets Act). … Continue reading The Microsoft Open App Store Principles in Eight Points
I am very pleased that Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, who is Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law and Co-Director of the Competition Law Forum at BIICL, has accepted to be interviewed by this blog. Liza made the news last month when she brought a class-action lawsuit against Facebook's parent firm Meta at the UK's Competition … Continue reading An interview with Liza Gormsen regarding her class-action lawsuit against Meta at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal
Over the past couple of years, app developers have engaged on multiple fronts to force Apple to open its App Store monopoly. They have supported legislative initiatives, such as the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) in the EU, the Open App Markets Act (“OAMA”) in the United States, and legislation in South Korea designed to bring … Continue reading Is Apple a threat to the rule of law?