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Lexology PRO | India | 3 Aug 2022

Indian tribunal: WhatsApp privacy update was not an abuse of dominance

India’s specialist competition tribunal has held that WhatsApp did not abuse its dominance by introducing a new privacy policy in 2016 since it allowed users to opt-out of sharing their data with its parent company Facebook.
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Lexology PRO | European Union, Ireland | 29 Jul 2022

EDPB adopts decision on Irish Instagram judgment

The European Data Protection Board has adopted a binding dispute resolution decision addressing issues over the investigation of Instagram by the Irish Data Protection Commission.
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Jonathon Bray Ltd | United Kingdom | 29 Jul 2022

WhatsApp compliance: How to be compliant whilst using smartphone messaging services

Use of WhatsApp for business communications is growing fast, and it’s easy to see why. Compared to email and phone, WhatsApp is easier, quicker and…
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CMS South Africa | South Africa | 18 Jul 2022

The rapid rise of cyber risk in South Africa

South Africa has in recent years seen a stark increase in the commission of crimes relating to cyber crime and/or cyber security breaches. It is thus…
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Schillings | United Kingdom | 9 Jun 2022

How secure is your WhatsApp profile?

If you can cast your mind back to 2009, you might remember that the concept of a free messaging service on your phone was virtually non-existent…
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Fieldfisher | Germany | 26 May 2022

FCO classifies Meta as company with paramount significance for competition across markets

Recently, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO) classified Meta Platforms Inc as an undertaking with paramount significance for competition across markets. Thus, following a similar decision against Google and Alphabet Inc at the end of 2021, the FCO has now subjected another large digital group to the special abuse control of section 19a(1) of the Act against Restraints of Competition.
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Gün + Partners | Turkey | 27 Apr 2022

Constitutional Court's latest judgment on inspection of employees' correspondences

In a recent judgment, the Constitutional Court discussed an employer's examination of an employee's WhatsApp messages and his dismissal from the company as a result of their content. The discussion took place in the context of the right to privacy and the freedom of communication. In its decision, the Court ruled that the employer had violated these rights by obtaining messages from the......
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Webber Wentzel | South Africa | 31 Mar 2022

Competition Commission increases focus on digital economy

In its 2020 paper Competition in the Digital Economy, the Competition Commission appeared to effectively provide a blueprint for its approach to tackling competition issues in this sector. The paper outlines the actions that the Commission proposes to take, which are broadly related to the two overarching areas of competition law. This article provides an overview of both: merger control and......
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Lexology PRO | Africa, South Africa | 15 Mar 2022

South Africa seeks maximum fine against Meta

South Africa’s Competition Commission is seeking a maximum abuse of dominance fine against Meta for allegedly trying to restrict an online “chatbot” from using WhatsApp to provide public health information to citizens on behalf of the government.
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NSN Law Firm | Turkey | 7 Mar 2022

“Termination of the Employment by Getting WhatsApp Correspondence is a Violation of Private Life”

With the decision (“Decision”) published by the Turkish Constitutional Court on 11.02.2022, it was ruled that theemployer's termination of the…
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