Germany’s antitrust watchdog latest to probe Apple’s app privacy framework

Germany’s antitrust watchdog latest to probe Apple’s app privacy framework

A major privacy feature Apple launched last year, called App Tracking Transparency (ATT) — which requires third-party apps to request permission from iOS users to track their digital activity for ad targeting — is facing another antitrust probe in Europe: Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has just announced it’s investigating the framework over concerns that […]

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UK finally opens antitrust probe of Google’s role in the adtech stack

UK finally opens antitrust probe of Google’s role in the adtech stack

The U.K.’s competition watchdog has just announced another investigation into Google over potential antitrust abuses around adtech. This is the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) second probe of Google’s adtech practices — after it said it would investigate an ad deal between Google and Facebook referred to internally as ‘Jedi Blue’, back in March. (That […]

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UK opts for slow reboot of Big Tech rules, pushes ahead on privacy ‘reforms’

UK opts for slow reboot of Big Tech rules, pushes ahead on privacy ‘reforms’

The U.K. government has confirmed it will move forward on a major ex ante competition reform aimed at Big Tech, as it set out its priorities for the new parliamentary session earlier today. However it has only said that draft legislation will be published over this period — booting the prospect of passing updated competition […]

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