The EU Commission launches a sector inquiry into the market for consumer products and services linked to the Internet of Things

In brief The European Commission (Commission) has launched a sector inquiry into the market for consumer products and services linked to the Internet of Things (IoT). This marks the start of an intensive information gathering process in which hundreds of companies will be asked for information about the products they sell, how data is collected/used/monetized and the interoperability of devices. The Commission hopes the inquiry will identify potential problems in this market so that steps can be taken to maximise the number of companies able to compete in this space. At the same time, the Commission wants to detect and stop any competition law infringements. Information gathered in the inquiry will also be useful to the Commission's parallel consultations on introducing new

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  • Baker McKenzie (Brussels)
  • Baker McKenzie (Brussels)
  • Baker McKenzie (London)

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Paul Johnson, Kurt Haegeman, Samantha J. Mobley, The EU Commission launches a sector inquiry into the market for consumer products and services linked to the Internet of Things, 16 July 2020, e-Competitions Privacy and antitrust, Art. N° 96073

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