Google’s Rising Investments And Partnerships In Insurance Tech

CBinsights, here

Antitrust in Zero-Price Markets: Applications

J. Newman, here

Zum Gerichtsstand bei kollektiven Kartellschadensersatzklagen

Gerichtshof Amsterdam, Urteil vom 21.7.2015, Geschäftsnummer: 200.156.295/01 - Kemira/CDC, hier.

Spanish news startup El Español carves out a new digital space while competing with legacy media

NiemanLab, here

Follow-up to the European Parliament resolution of 12 March 2014 on the electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens

Here

La ‘mafia’ del papel higiénico en Chile

ElPais, aquì

CMA notes a recent Court of Justice judgment (AC Treuhand)

CMA, here

Netzneutralität: Telekom plant Internet-Maut

Spiegel.de, hier.

La Audiencia Nacional dictamina que Oracle cometió infracción por abuso de posición de dominio

Poderjudicial.es, aquì

High-Cost Short-Term Credit Price Comparison Websites

London Economics for the  for the UK Financial Conduct Authority, here

Developing a Franco-­German API: Action Plan for Innovation

«Junge Digitale Wirtschaft» beim Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, Conseil national du numérique, hereici, hier

Federal Investigators Looking at Valeant’s Contact Lens Dealings

ProPublica, here

Chinese Taomike Monetization Library Steals SMS Messages

PaloAltoNetworks, here

As GDPR Looms, Industry Worries

Iapp.org, here

The rating game

TheVerge, here

Dutch ACM launches awareness campaign called ‘Each app has its price’

Acm.nl, here

Oracle now keeping European data within its EU-based centres

Irishtimes.com, here

Économie numérique

N. Colina , A. Landierb , P. Mohnenc et A. Perrot, ici

Google’s Court Victory Is Good for Scholarly Authors. Here’s Why.

P. Samuelson, here

‘Disruptive innovation’ theory comes under scrutiny

BostonGlobe, here.

Google Books and Fair Use: From Implausible to Inevitable?

J. Ginsburg, here

Why We Should Join the Movement to Save the Internet in Europe

L. Lessig and B. van Schewick, here

Macron Law: A Focus on Online Hotel Reservation Platforms

Eversheds, here

This is what YouTube is telling labels who haven’t agreed its new terms

Musicbusinessworldwide.com, here

ECJ Judgment in AC-Treuhand (C-194/14 P) – On the scope of Art. 101 (1) TFEU

A. Lamadrid and S. Villiers, here

Exposición de Motivos del Decreto Legislativo 1205, que modifica la Ley Peruana de Represión de Conductas Anticompetitivas

Indecopi, aquí

Serial offenders: Why some industries seem prone to endemic collusion

Background Note by the OECD Secretariat, here

The impact of disruptive innovations on competition law enforcement

A. de Streel and P. Larouche for the OECD, here

Participation In Multiple Cartels Through Time

C. Marshall and L. Marx for the OECD, here

Follow the user - digital news in a digital world

Googlepolicyeurope, here

Users are the real winners of the Google books case

K. Brown, here

Switching Principles

CMA, Call for Evidence here.

Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement

Google, here

AC‑Treuhand AG v.European Commission

Case C‑194/14 P, here

Open Data Handbook

Opendatahandbook.org, here

Hotel chains disagree over open marketplace concept

TNooz, here

Net Neutrality in Europe: Now or Never!

LaQuadrature.Net, here

Appeals court reverses itself, gives Amazon a trademark win over watchmaker

ArsTechnica, here

How Walmart Can Start Competing Online

HBR.org, here

Retail banking market investigation

CMA, Summary of provisional findings report, here.

Irish privacy regulator concedes must investigate Facebook data

Reuters.com, here

Gesellschaftliche Konfliktlinien im Kontext von Big Data am Beispiel von Smart Health und Smart Mobility

 H. Lahmann, hier

Pour les VTC, gérée par les VTC: Des chauffeurs Uber lancent une application "made in France"

Franceinfo.fr, ici

UK’s largest online pharmacy fined £130,000 for selling patients’ data to scammers

MedConfidential, here.

ICO's "Monetary Penalty Notice" here.

"35. Pharmacy2U has obtained personal data unfairly because its online registration form and privacy policy did not inform its customers that it intended to sell their details to third party organisations, in addition to sending out its own marketing material. It would not be within a customer’s reasonable expectation that this form of disclosure would occur, even if they were willing to agree to the receipt of marketing material from Pharmacy2U itself. If a customer wished to take up Pharmacy2U’s offer to opt out of “Selected company data sharing”, they also had to go to the trouble of logging into their account and changing the setting.
36. In addition, Pharmacy2U did not provide the further information that was necessary to enable the processing in respect of its customers to be fair.
37. In the circumstances, Pharmacy2U’s customers did not give their informed consent to the sale of their personal data to third party organisations. Therefore Pharmacy2U did not have a lawful basis for processing the data under Part I of Schedule 2 to the DPA.
73. The Commissioner has decided that it is appropriate to issue a monetary penalty in this case, in light of the nature and seriousness of the contravention, Pharmacy2U’s shortcomings in terms of its DPA duties and the risks posed to a number of individuals. He has also considered the importance of monetary penalties in dissuading future contraventions of the DPA and encouraging compliance, in accordance with his policy."

Researchers find 256 iOS apps that collect users’ personal info (in breach of platform's rules)

ArsTechnica, here

Le.TAXI platform launched: Open Data to foster innovation in French taxi services

EpsiPlatform, here

France hailed as pioneer with landmark agreement

Musicweek, here.

Amazon sues 1,000 'fake reviewers'

TheGuardian, here

Google ordered to disclose personal data shared with 3rd parties in S. Korea

Koreatimesus.com, here

Ofgem investigates energy price comparison sites

Energylivenews.com, here

Why Internet Platforms Don’t Need Special Regulation

ITIF, here

Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide

NYTimes, here

Cartels involving intermediate goods

Background Paper by the OECD Secretariat, here.

Data Protection Commissioner gets extra €1.2m funding

Irishtimes.com, here

Lyft Adds Ride History With Map Details, Price Breakdown, Tips, And Lost & Found

Androidpolice.com, here.

Amazon reaches deal with deaf rights group to caption all video

ArsTechnica, here

Applied Infonomics: Why and How to Value Your Information as an Asset

Blogs.gartner.com, here

Netflix’s excuse for its slow growth is a head-scratcher

Wired, here

The Role of Consumer Protection in a Fair Market Economy

W. Kovacic, Presentation here 

How Machines Learn (And You Win)

HBR, here

How to listen to (and delete) everything you've ever said to Google

Theguardian.com, here

European Commission signs best practices merger cooperation framework with China

Press Release, here

Consumers are no longer 'Googling' products, they're 'Amazoning' them

Bizjournals.com, here (research by BloomReach, co-founded by former Google scientist).

Europe’s big data protection opportunity

G. Buttarelli, here

Deterrence and macroeconomic impact of the work of competition authorities

Motivation and purpose of the conference explained here. Conference presentations, here..

Ordnungspolitik und Kartellrecht im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung

J. Haucap, hier

Vertical agreements between suppliers and retailers that specify a relative price relationship between competing products or competing retailers

M. Hviid for the OECD, here .

Contributions to the October 2015 OECD hearing by Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, UK, US (to be updated). Two key contributions (still?) missing: Australia and the European Union...

Data-Driven Innovation: Big Data for Growth and Well-Being

OECD, here (read only - no search, offline reading, etc.; PDF available, 73 EUR).

Amazon now wants to sell you yogurt soaps and handmade cat lamps, too

ArsTechnica, here

Google denies Android Auto car system sends it user's driving data

TheGuardian, here.

Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal has a long, complicated history

ArsTechnica, here

Competition Commission of Pakistan to probe fare raise by private airlines

Thenews.com.pk, here

Panels: WTO Could Play Crucial Role In Challenges Facing Global Digital Trade

IP-watch.org, here

The Brussels Court Judgement in Commission v Elevators Manufacturers, or the Story of How the Commission Lost an Action for Damages Based on its Own Infringement Decision

J. Marcos Ramos, D. Muheme, here

Expedia defends hotel contracts being scrutinised by ACCC

Theage.com.au, here

Get AMP’d: Here’s what publishers need to know about Google’s new plan to speed up your website

NiemanLab, here.

Position Paper Concerning the Implementation of the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, here

Amazon Shuts Down Its Music Importer Software, Points Users To Amazon Music App Instead

Techcrunch.com, here

Uber ou comment conquérir une position dominante mondiale en un temps record

F. Lévêque, ici

Sunken Safe Harbor: 5 Implications of Schrems and US-EU Data Transfer

D. Solove, here

Airbnb expands business travel focus with BridgeStreet deal

TNooz, here

University of Luxembourg professor makes internet waves

wwwen.uni.lu, here

Does your website have a leak?

Iconewsblog.wordpress.com, here

Non-disparagement clauses vs. your right to leave negative reviews online

VentureBeat, here.

Ddl concorrenza: sì all'emendamento sugli hotel (narrow MFN)

IlSole24Ore, qui.

Art. 32. 1.
(Nullità delle clausole contrattuali che vietano alle imprese ricettive di offrire prezzi e condizioni migliori rispetto a quelli praticati da piattaforme di distribuzione online).
  1. È nullo ogni patto con il quale l'impresa turistico-ricettiva si obbliga a non praticare alla clientela finale, con qualsiasi modalità e qualsiasi strumento, prezzi, termini e ogni altra condizione che siano migliorativi rispetto a quelli praticati dalla stessa impresa per il tramite di soggetti terzi, indipendentemente dalla legge regolatrice del contratto. 

ФАС России выдала Google предписание

Fas.gov.ru, Вот
Резолютивная часть решения, Вот.

Haunted By Data

M. Cegłowski, here

The Court of Justice of the European Union invalidates the EU Commission Safe Harbor Decision

WP29, here

Apple Approves An App That Blocks Ads In Native Apps, Including Apple News

TechCrunch, here

Amazon commands almost half of all product searches, and marketers are ignoring omnichannel

VentureBeat, here

The Arrival of Algorithmic Business

Gartner.com, here

Digitale Ökonomie – Internetplattformen zwischen Wettbewerbsrecht, Privatsphäre und Verbraucherschutz

Bundeskartellamt, hier

Investigation of the online travel agency Expedia closed

Konkurrensverket, here

Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law, on the Korea Fair Trade Commission's Revised Review Guidelines on Unfair Exercise of Intellectual Property Rights

IoT: Enterprises, not consumers, the likely beneficiaries

Deloitte, here

Functionality and Expression in Computer Programs: Refining the Tests for Software Copyright Infringement

P. Samuelson, here

"Prep document" ahead of the CJEU ruling on Safe Harbor

M. Schrems, here

The European Commission’s ISU antitrust investigation explained

Asser.nl, here

Schrems gegen Facebook: "Offline gehen ist keine Lösung"

Diepresse.com, hier

DMCA doesn't block reverse engineering of vehicle diagnosis software but TM might

Tushnet.blogspot.ch, here

Lufthansa stellt sich der Kritik an Buchungskosten

Heise.de, hier

Commission opens formal investigation into International Skating Union's eligibility rules

Press Release, here

Tracking not allowed (unless you’re Google)

A. Grunes, here

Huaweï v ZTE – Judicial Conservatism at the Antitrust and IP Intersection

N. Petit, here

Searching for harm or harming search? A look at the European Commission’s antitrust investigation against Google

A. Renda, here

Competition in telecom markets

M. Vestager, here

Protocole d'accord pour un développement équitable de la musique en ligne : Les Artistes disent oui

Lagam.org, ici

Macht das Kartellrecht deutsche Internetunternehmen kaputt?

Diskussionsrunde zum Kartellrecht, Video hier

The values of competition policy in Europe

M. Vestager, here

Des taxis robots testés dès aujourd'hui au Japon

Numerama.com, ici

Amazons alberne Argumente

Heise.de, hier.

Newsonomics: The Washington Post offers an Arc in the storm

Niemanlab.org, here.

The price of the Internet of Things will be a vague dread of a malicious world

Ieet.org, here

New US Senate Bill Protects Online Reviews

Project-disco, here.

Competition and economic growth

D. Currie, here

FTC Files Amicus Brief Explaining that Pharmaceutical “Product Hopping” Can Violate the Antitrust Laws

FTC, here

A Competition Law Assessment of Platform Most-Favoured-Customer Clauses

P. Akman, .here.

Un an après la première action de groupe à la française, les consommateurs ne font pas vraiment trembler les entreprises

Atlantico.fr, ici.

Achmea biedt premiekorting bij delen privédata

NOS.nl, hier

Competition Rebooted: Enforcement and personal data in digital markets

G. Buttarelli, here

US-style class actions introduced in UK

BBC.com, here.