August 05, 2020 EU opens investigation into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit [ by Legal Era News Network ] The European Commission on August 4 said it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google under the EU Merger Regulation. Google had announced plans to buy the California-based fitness tracking... Continue Reading.
July 30, 2020 PNB win in UK court may set precedent for Mallya loan recovery [ by Legal Era News Network ] In a judgement which may have implications for the case against fugitive offender Vijay Mallya, the United Kingdom (UK) High Court has ruled in favour of the Punjab National Bank’s international subsidiary in... Continue Reading.
July 28, 2020 Facebook takes EU to court over data privacy concerns [ by Legal Era News Network ] Facebook has taken the European Union (EU) to court over privacy concerns as the anti-competition regulators probe the social network for breaching market practices. According to reports, Facebook said that accepting the EU demand for internal... Continue Reading.
July 27, 2020 Australian watchdog sues Google over users’ personal data use [ by Legal Era News Network ] Australia’s anti-competition watchdog has launched federal court proceedings against Google, alleging that the tech giant misled consumers to obtain their consent to expand the scope of personal data and earn more via targeted advertising. The conduct... Continue Reading.
July 20, 2020 US court gives nod to WhatsApp’s case against Israeli NSO Group [ by Legal Era News Network ] A United States (US) court has given green signal to the WhatsApp and Facebook case against the Israeli surveillance software company NSO Group which can now proceed to trial. The social network filed the... Continue Reading.
July 17, 2020 EU antitrust watchdog launches probe into consumer IoT devices [ by Legal Era News Network ] The European Commission on July 16, launched an antitrust competition inquiry into the sector of Internet of Things (IoT) for consumer-related products and services in the European Union (EU) that includes smart watches, smart home speakers,... Continue Reading.
July 09, 2020 YouTube sued in the US by Content Creators alleging Copyright Infringement [ by Legal Era News Network ] Composer and musician Maria Schneider and Pirate Monitor Ltd. have filed a class action complaint against YouTube for copyright infringement in the Northern District of California. The suit claimed that YouTube does not afford... Continue Reading.
July 09, 2020 ED seizes Nirav Modi’s Rs. 329 crore assets in India, UAE & UK [ by Legal Era News Network ] The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has confiscated fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s Rs 329.66 crore properties in Mumbai, Rajasthan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UK. The ED said that the movable and... Continue Reading.
July 02, 2020 US hit by wave of big ticket bankruptcies amidst Covid-19 pandemic [ by Legal Era News Network ] The United States (US) is witnessing a wave of bankruptcies of erstwhile storied names especially in the retail and energy sector due to Covid-19 pandemic. The bankruptcies this year due to Covid-19 have already... Continue Reading.
July 02, 2020 Apple-Google deal on default search engine harming competitors: UK [ by Legal Era News Network ] The United Kingdom (UK) competition watchdog – Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has revealed that the deal between Apple and Google over the default search engine in the mobile Safari browser has created a significant barrier... Continue Reading.