CASE COMMENTS: REGULATORY - GAS – ABUSE OF DOMINANCE – ACCESS TO CUSTOMER DATA

Access to customer data : The French Competition Authority orders an incumbent gas operator to grant competitors access to customer data (Direct Energie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By this decision of 9 September 2014, the competition authority requires GDF Suez to disclose part of its customer database to its competitors. GDF Suez has announced that the group will appeal this decision to the Paris Court of Appeal, which will have one month to decide. The opening of the gas market to competition was initiated in France as early as 2000. Initially reserved for the largest industrial customers, this opening to competition was gradually extended to other industrial customers and then, since July 1, 2007, to all residential and non-residential consumers. At the same time, the French public authorities wished to maintain a

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Authors

Quotation

Emmanuel Guillaume, Simon Daboussy, Access to customer data : The French Competition Authority orders an incumbent gas operator to grant competitors access to customer data (Direct Energie), 9 September 2014, Concurrences N° 4-2014, Art. N° 70028, pp. 223-226

Visites 199

All reviews