The German Competition Authority announces that it has initiated abuse proceedings against a social platform company for linkage with a virtual reality products brand (Oculus / Facebook)

The German FCO has not lost its appetite to take on major tech companies. Today, it has announced that it has initiated abuse proceedings against Facebook to examine the linkage between Oculus virtual reality products and Facebooks’ social network. The accusations against Facebook Facebook’s Oculus “Quest 2” glasses are a virtual reality device. The aim of virtual reality products is to create a virtual world for the user to experience while using digital content. Three-dimensional vision which allows the human eye to perceive its surroundings in 3D is simulated with special technology. Facebook has begun to integrate its Oculus platform into the social network Facebook.com. Previously

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Dusseldorf)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Dusseldorf)

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Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Peter Rowland, Marcel Nuys, Florian Huerkamp, The German Competition Authority announces that it has initiated abuse proceedings against a social platform company for linkage with a virtual reality products brand (Oculus / Facebook), 10 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98326

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