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The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Podszun

The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Podszun

The Bundeskartellamt’s decision on Facebook received a warm welcome by the media in Germany yesterday. Probably, our blog with Justus Haucap’s remarks was the loudest (and most profound) critical voice. Today, Rupprecht Podszun joins in to share his first thoughts on a decision that is definitely a nominee for Innovation of the Year. Dieser Text ist auch auf Deutsch verfügbar. Klicken Sie dazu einfach oben rechts auf die Flagge. Disclaimer first: I have not yet seen the decision. What I know about…

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The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Haucap

The Facebook decision: First thoughts by Haucap

The long-awaited Facebook decision of the Bundeskartellamt is finally out. Professor Justus Haucap from the Dusseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) shares his first thoughts here on D’Kart. Finally, the Bundeskartellamt (Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, FCO) has today presented its long awaited decision in the Facebook case, following its three year investigation into Facebook’s activities. The FCO’s findings are that Facebook has exploited consumers by collecting and combining too much user data without obtaining users’ consent. Not obtaining user consent…

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Google Android: A first read of the Commission’s second hit against Google

Google Android: A first read of the Commission’s second hit against Google

Google Android is talk of the town in Competitionopolis. While the decision in full has not yet been published by the European Commission, it is obvious that it will shape our understanding of Art. 102 TFEU. D’Kart asked Anna Huttenlauch to share her thoughts on the legal aspects known so far of the Commission’s pre-summer-break-mega-case 2018, and – lucky us! – she accepted to comment. One year after the European Commission fined Google €2.4 billion for abusing its dominance in…

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The Google Case: First Comments by Haucap, Kersting, Podszun

The Google Case: First Comments by Haucap, Kersting, Podszun

After Fan Wu gave a first introduction to the Google decision here, we continue our blogging on the “mother of all antitrust battles” today with three first comments: An economist, Justus Haucap from DICE, and two lawyers, Christian Kersting and Rupprecht Podszun from the University of Düsseldorf, give us their first impressions on the Google case. Please bear in mind that none of them has yet read the decision – the Commission is currently blackening trade secrets of the companies…

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