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Ken Daly

27 April 2022

EU Data Governance Act – Edging Closer to a European Single Market for Data

On 6 April 2022, the European Parliament formally approved the Data Governance Act (“DGA”), which establishes a legal framework to promote the availability of data and increase trust in data sharing across sectors in the EU. Some of the key objectives of the new legislation include enabling the re-use of … Read More

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07 March 2022

Trying to Tackle Big Data: European Union Launches Draft Data Act

On 23 February 2022, the European Commission (Commission) proposed a draft of a regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data – also known as the Data Act. The Data Act is intended to “ensure fairness in the digital environment, stimulate a Read More

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31 January 2022

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority’s Music Streaming Market Study

1. What has the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced?

On January 27, The UK’s competition regulator, the CMA, has formally launched a market study into music streaming; see its Market Study Notice.

The market study will look at whether competition in the music streaming value chain is working … Read More

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23 November 2021

European General Court Judgment in Google Shopping: Key Takeaways

On November 10, 2021, the European General Court (Court) issued its judgment in Case T-612/17 Google and Alphabet v Commission (Google Shopping).

The Court dismissed almost in its entirety the action brought by Google and Alphabet against the decision by the European Commission (Commission) of June 27, 2017, which found … Read More

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18 June 2021

European Commission Publishes Details of its Forthcoming Data Act

The European Commission has formally launched its legislative initiative aimed at increasing access to and further use of data, so that more public and private actors can benefit from technologies such as Big Data and machine learning. The Commission has published its inception impact assessment on the forthcoming Data Act, … Read More

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01 June 2021

UK Moves to Reconcile Antitrust and Data Protection Enforcement in Digital Sectors

Last year, to address the increasing overlaps between data protection and antitrust enforcement, the UK launched the Digital Regulatory Cooperation Forum (DRCF). The DRCF brings together the four UK regulators most involved in digital matters (i.e., the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Information … Read More

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16 December 2020

European Union Launches Revolutionary Proposals to Regulate “Big Tech”

On December 15, the European Commission (Commission) proposed drafts of two landmark digital legislative packages — the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which proposes new competition rules for so-called “gatekeeper” platforms to address alleged unfair practices and make them more contestable by competitors, and the Digital Services Act (DSA), … Read More

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28 September 2015

Dawn Raids in the EU: Commission Asserts Power to Search Private Devices and Collect Personal Data in EU Antitrust Investigations

The European Commission has announced its intention to make broader use of its wide-ranging investigative powers, including that it intends to search and seize private devices found on company premises and gather personal data of company employees in the context of antitrust investigations. To prepare for such exercise of powers, … Read More

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