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Analysis Compliance

PRO Compliance | 26 Jan 2021

Controversial third-party cookie phaseout gathers pace

Google’s efforts to phase out third-party cookies on its Chrome browser are gathering pace, despite fresh regulatory scrutiny over possible antitrust implications.
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PRO Compliance | European Union, Global, United Kingdom, etc. | 26 Jan 2021

Consumer empowerment will spur competition online, academics argue

Shattering the “illusion of control” that consumers think they hold over their online choices is key to boosting competition in the digital economy, Ariel Ezrachi has said.
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PRO Compliance | USA | 19 Jan 2021

New York introduces privacy and biometric laws

New York lawmakers have introduced a comprehensive privacy bill that would combine elements of the CCPA and GDPR, as well as a biometric data bill that would function similarly to Illinois’ tough BIPA legislation.
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PRO Compliance | South Africa | 18 Jan 2021

WhatsApp defends threat to remove covid-19 chatbot

Privacy concerns justify WhatsApp’s threat to ban a South African digital messaging service from using its platform to spread government-issued messages about the coronavirus pandemic, counsel to WhatsApp and Facebook has argued.
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PRO Compliance | European Union, Italy, Turkey | 14 Jan 2021

WhatsApp privacy changes face regulatory investigations

Data protection authorities in Italy and Turkey say they plan to act against WhatsApp after the Facebook-owned messaging service made highly controversial changes to its privacy policy.
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PRO Compliance | European Union, Turkey, United Kingdom | 12 Jan 2021

Facebook hit with interim measures over WhatsApp data policy

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has banned Facebook from using WhatsApp user data to boost its other services as the agency probes whether the company’s recently-announced new data merging policy infringes competition law.
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PRO Compliance | United Kingdom | 8 Jan 2021

UK probes Google Chrome privacy changes

The UK’s competition authority has launched its first-ever abuse of dominance case against one of the four ‘big tech’ companies, as it scrutinises Google’s proposals to remove third-party cookies and other functions from its Chrome internet browser.
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PRO Compliance | China, USA | 6 Jan 2021

Trump moves to ban more Chinese apps

In a move similar to his contested restrictions on TikTok and WeChat, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would ban eight other Chinese-owned apps from the country on national security grounds.
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PRO Compliance | European Union, Global, United Kingdom, etc. | 5 Jan 2021

Competition and antitrust: Key updates for compliance teams this week

Take a look at why strong antitrust compliance programmes are more vital than ever, analyses of antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook and details of up-coming digital market regulations in this week’s key updates.
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PRO Compliance | European Union | 18 Dec 2020

EU conditionally clears Google/Fitbit deal

Critics have accused the European Commission of hiding behind privacy rules to avoid tackling some of the competition issues posed by Google’s acquisition of Fitbit, although others believe it was right for the enforcer to approve the deal subject to decade-long data remedies.
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