The French Competition Auhtority issues an opinion concerning the dominant position of a search engine company in the market for online advertising (Google)

Press Release published on the official website of the French Competition Authority.

The Autorité de la concurrence considers that Google holds a dominant position on the advertising market linked to search engines. It considers that competition law can apply limits to Google's actions and provide a response to the competitive stakes brought to light by the actors, without the need to implement sector-wide regulations. It proposes targeted responses to the identified concerns.* In February 2010, a referral was made to the Autorité de la concurrence by the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Employment, relative to the operation of competition in the online advertising sector, in application of article L. 462-1 of the French Code of commercial law (Code de commerce). As in the retail world, the Internet is playing a growing role in the daily lives of individuals

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Auhtority issues an opinion concerning the dominant position of a search engine company in the market for online advertising (Google), 14 December 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusivity clause, Art. N° 59000

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