The Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf stays the proceedings against a social media company and announces referral to the EU Court of Justice on questions of data protection law (Facebook)

Of Pricing Guns, Social Networks and GDPR: The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Courts submits Facebook Case to the CJEU* On 24 March 2021 the Higher Regional Court (‘Oberlandesgericht’) of Düsseldorf put yet another twist to the ‘Facebook Saga’. Although the formal written submission is not yet available, the Düsseldorf closed the hearing by staying the proceedings and announcing the referral to the CJEU of questions on data protection law. Pricing Guns To be sure, this referral to the CJEU comes as quite a surprise to German competition lawyers and academics. To understand their astonishment, it seems quite useful to expand on the German law on abusive practices. The leading case in that regard is a case on Pricing Guns (see ‘Kammergericht’, 18.02.1969, Kart V 34/67). A Pricing Gun is

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Thomas Thiede, The Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf stays the proceedings against a social media company and announces referral to the EU Court of Justice on questions of data protection law (Facebook), 24 March 2021, e-Competitions March 2021, Art. N° 99993

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