The Indian Competition Authority dismisses allegations of abuse of dominance in the digital payments market for two Big Tech companies (WhatsApp / Facebook)

CCI dismisses allegations on WhatsApp and Facebook for abuse of dominance in digital payments market* By way of order dated 18.08.2020, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has dismissed allegations of abuse of dominance by WhatsApp Inc (“WhatsApp”) and Facebook Inc (“Facebook”) in the market for internet-based messaging application through smartphones to manipulate another market i.e. ‘market for UPI enabled digital payment applications’ in its favour, with its new feature of UPI based transfer of funds. Background and allegations Information before the CCI was filed by a lawyer- Ms. Harshita Chawla ‘highlighting’ the anti-competitive practices followed by platforms in Unified Payment Interface (UPI) market in India which affect participants/players in the said market, besides

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  • Vaish Associates Advocates (New Delhi)

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Man Mohan Sharma, The Indian Competition Authority dismisses allegations of abuse of dominance in the digital payments market for two Big Tech companies (WhatsApp / Facebook), 18 August 2020, e-Competitions Indian Competition Law in the Digital Markets, Art. N° 101757

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