Facebook / Germany - a new frontier for privacy and competition?

08 Mar 2018 | Client publication/article

This briefing looks at the German competition authority's inclusion of Facebook's data protection practices as part of its recent preliminary assessment into whether Facebook abused its dominant position in the German market for social networks. This is the first time a competition authority has considered data protection principles when assessing market dominance.

Contacts

Jordan Ellison (partner), Rebecca Cousin (partner), Rob Sumroy (partner), Richard Jeens (partner), Duncan Blaikie (partner), Richard De Carle (partner)


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