This week I discuss the historic lawsuits filed last week by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 48 States against Facebook alleging antitrust violations. I compare the complaints, highlight their strengths and weaknesses, and discuss their prospects for success.
This week’s episode is about how the antitrust laws are being used to try to rebalance the relationship between the large Big Tech online platforms and the business users who depend on them. I focus on the European Commission investigation of Amazon (surrounding third-party vendors) and France’s investigation of Google (surrounding web publishers).
This week’s episode is all about the important report that was published this week in the investigation by the US House of Representative’s Judiciary Committee into antitrust issues in big tech. I discuss the proposed reforms contained in the report, and what it might mean for the legal landscape of the digital economy.
This week’s episode of the Weekly Wrap-Up covers the latest reports on Amazon’s dealings with third-party sellers, a sneak peek at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust “trial-of-the-century” against Google, and an update on the EU’s review of the tech giant’s acquisition of Fitbit.
This week’s episode of the Weekly Wrap-Up covers tech regulation updates including the latest on the future of TikTok’s operations in the US, a rare public spat involving two Big Tech giants–Facebook and Apple–in the context of the EU’s efforts to draft up a Digital Services Act, and the potential antitrust issues of NVIDIA’s acquisition of Arm.