The Bundeskartellamt launches a sector inquiry into “online price comparison websites”

On October 24, 2017, the to ensure that the consumers can count on their reliability, objectivity and transparency. The inquiry will focus on comparison websites active in the area of travel, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and energy. The authority is going to send questionnaires to a large number of website operators on topics such as…

THE COMMISSION PUBLISHES ITS PRELIMINARY FINDINGS CONCERNING GEO-BLOCKING PRACTICES IN THE EU

On 18 March, the Commission has published its preliminary findings regarding geo-blocking in the EU. They demonstrate that practices whereby consumers are prevented from purchasing goods and accessing digital content online are widespread in the EU and may trigger competition concerns. This analysis forms part of the competition e-commerce sector inquiry launched in May 2015.…

CMA CONSULTS ON MODIFIED MOTOR INSURANCE ORDER

The CMA is consulting on a modified draft order, which sets out how changes resulting from its investigation into private motor insurance will be introduced and monitored. In September last year, the CMA published its final report into private motor insurance which said that it would: ban agreements between price comparison websites and insurers which…