The Dusseldorf Higher Court doubts the compatibility with EU law of the Competition Authority’s approach of linking data protection and competition law to find an abuse of dominance, and files a request for a preliminary ruling (Facebook)

Is Facebook abusing its dominant position in the market by collecting data on its own platforms and on third-party websites and combining it in a large data pool? The Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) has decided that unless the users consent to the use of the data, Facebook is abusing its position - a decision with far-reaching consequences for Facebook. It was therefore not surprising that Facebook strongly pushed back

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Maren Steiert, The Dusseldorf Higher Court doubts the compatibility with EU law of the Competition Authority’s approach of linking data protection and competition law to find an abuse of dominance, and files a request for a preliminary ruling (Facebook), 24 March 2021, e-Competitions March 2021, Art. N° 101049

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