The Chinese SAMR promulgates the platform guidelines increasing its regulation of the Internet industry

On November 10, 2020, SAMR promulgated the Platform Guidelines, [1] which demonstrates SAMR has prioritised increasing its regulation of the Internet industry. The Platform Guidelines pay particular attention to specific business models and possible antitrust behaviours in the platform economy. This section highlights some of the high-risk behaviours specific to the platform economy. Algorithms Conspiracy With the development of computer science and Internet technology, monopoly agreements are no longer limited to written agreements or secret meetings. Advanced technologies, data and algorithms are also likely to be used to reach monopoly agreements, i.e. algorithm conspiracy. The Platform Guidelines clarify that undertakings operating on a platform may reach monopoly agreements

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Cheng Liu, The Chinese SAMR promulgates the platform guidelines increasing its regulation of the Internet industry, 10 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 99538

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