Dutch Regulator Finds Apple App Store Payment System Anti-Competitive

Sources said that a Dutch regulator has ruled that the required in-app commissions from Apple’s App Store are anti-competitive. Apple has been the subject of multiple complaints over its App Store policy that charges commissions of up to 30 percent …

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Australian Government Plans to Curb Google’s Capability to Sell Targeted Ads

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for new powers to limit Google’s use of internet data to sell customized advertisements, joining other authorities in claiming that the company has a monopoly on the market harming publishers, advertisers, and …

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TikTok Faces Two Data Privacy Probes from EU Regulator

The European Union’s data privacy regulator has opened two probes into Chinese-owned video app TikTok regarding the processing of children’s personal data and alleged transfers of user information to China. Ireland’s Data Privacy Commission (DPC), TikTok’s main EU regulator, launched …

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South Korea’s Antitrust Regulator Fines Google $177m

South Korea announced its plans to fine Google 207.4 billion won ($177 million) for blocking its flagship smartphone brands like Samsung from utilizing other operating systems. The Associated Press reported that South Korea enforced an amended telecommunications policy that bans …

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UK Regulator Accuses Pfizer of Epilepsy Drug Price Gouging

UK regulators accused pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Flynn of fraudulently overcharging the National Health Service (NHS) for critical anti-epilepsy medicines and exploiting their market dominance to boost prices overnight. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reaffirmed its 2016 conclusion …

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