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Die Facebook-Entscheidung: Erste Gedanken von Podszun

Die Facebook-Entscheidung: Erste Gedanken von Podszun

Die Facebook-Entscheidung des Bundeskartellamtes wurde gestern in Deutschland von den Medien ziemlich positiv aufgenommen. Wahrscheinlich war unser Blog mit den Bemerkungen von Justus Haucap die lauteste (und gewichtigste) kritische Stimme. Heute ist Rupprecht Podszun dran, um seine ersten Gedanken zu einer Entscheidung zu äußern, die definitiv in der Kategorie „Innovation des Jahres“ nominiert ist. This text is a translation. If you want to read the English original please click on the flag in the top right corner. Zuerst ein Disclaimer:…

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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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