Two interesting data protection developments were concluded on the first week of October, with the Court clarifying elements of the Commission investigation procedure into anticompetitive activities and a hefty fine for a H&M subsidiary for data collection
The investigation looks into whether Amazon’s practices during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic towards third-party marketplace sellers could amount to an abuse of a dominant position.
The American tech behemoth gained a major victory over the Commission, as the General Court did not see the company gaining unfair advantages in the Irish tax rulings.
New ECJ ruling gives increased protection to parties affected by anticompetitive behaviour
The Member States are split in finding an amicable resolution in ensuring proper tax payments by such multinational companies
The decision may well influence the Commission’s strategy in competition law
Concerns have been raised in Europe and America over Facebook’s ambitious plan to introduce a cryptocurrency