The German Competition Authority initiates proceedings against a big tech company to examine its new service of presenting external publisher’s news content (Google News Showcase)

Bundeskartellamt examines Google News Showcase* The Bundeskartellamt has initiated a proceeding against Alphabet Inc., Mountain View, USA, and its affiliates (“Google”) to examine under competition law the Google News Showcase service offered by the company. The examination is mainly based on the authority’s new competences under the new legal provisions applicable to large digital companies. In this respect it follows up on the proceeding against Google which the Bundeskartellamt initiated on 25 May 2021 to determine a paramount significance for competition across markets within the meaning of Section 19a

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority initiates proceedings against a big tech company to examine its new service of presenting external publisher’s news content (Google News Showcase), 4 June 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 101058

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