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Covid-19 and Company Law: The Impact of Digitalisation

[Dharini Shanker is a 1st Year LL.B student at Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi] The Company Law Committee (“Committee”), set up to make recommendations to the Government for reforms directed at promoting greater ease of business in India and the effective implementation of the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”), the LLP Act, 2008 and the Rules made thereunder, has submitted its report in March...

Zero Clicks – A Tool for Abuse of Dominance by Google?

[Neha Maria Antony is a 4th year law student at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies] Competition authorities across the world have a chequered history with tech giant Google. India’s competition regulator, the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) has also been part of this saga, and the latest in a series of competition concerns against Google arose in the form of the...

Regulating the Honchos of the Online World – Big Tech Dominance

[Nityesh Dadhich is a IV year B.A., LL.B(Hons.) student at National Law University Delhi] On 20 January 2022, the U.S. Senate approved the American Innovation and Choice Online Bill. The Bill aims to control the abuse of dominance by ‘covered platforms’ operating over the internet. Section 2(h)(3) of the Bill defines ‘covered platform’ as the online platform having at least fifty million US-based...

App Store: Bridge between Users and Developers or Market Monopoliser?

[Amiya Krishna Upadhyay and Arnab Chakraborty are 4th Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) and B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) students respectively at National Law University Odisha] On 31 December, 2021, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) directed the Director General to probe into the functioning of the App Store and corresponding in-app purchases (IAP) of the Silicon Valley giant. The allegations of the...

Algorithmic Collusion: Can the Competition Act Protect against Self-Learning Algorithms?

[Digvijay R. Singh is a 4th year BA LLB (Hons.) student at National Law School of India University, Bangalore] An algorithm is an application of reasoning by artificial intelligence (“AI”) for the finding of a probable solution to a problem. Algorithms are relied upon for the cost and efficiency benefits attributed to them. In the present day, algorithms contribute to an enterprise in multiple...

Call for Submissions: The Law and Technology Society’s Essay Writing Competition

[Announcement on behalf of the Law and Technology Society, NLSIU, Bengaluru] The Law and Technology Society of NLSIU, Bengaluru is a group committed to exploring the boundless contours of the intriguing interface between law and technology. The main objective of the Society is to develop up-to-date learning opportunities in this field by organizing a series of fantastic events. The Dialogue is a...

Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law & Technology

[Announcement on behalf of the Indian Journal of Law & Technology] The Indian Journal of Law & Technology (IJLT) is now accepting submissions for Volume 18. Please send in your submissions before October 31, 2021 in order for them to be considered. About the Journal The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, open access law journal published...

Replacing the Anachronistic Methods of Determining Dominance in EU Competition Law

[Aryan Garg and Bishesh Joshi are undergraduate law students at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] With the evolving technology, there has been a rise of new dynamic digital platforms. They deviate from the traditional business models in various ways. The modern-day digital platforms are multi-sided, due to which there are network effects, and they can operate on the basis of zero-price models...

CCI on WhatsApp Privacy Policy: Some Inspirations, Some Questions

[Raghav Harini N is a final year B.A.LL.B. (Hons) student at ILS Law College, Pune] The Competition Commission of India (CCI), in a recent order, has caused the Director General (DG) to investigate the controversial privacy policy and terms of service of WhatsApp (the policy). It has concluded that the policy prima facie violates section 4 of the Competition Act 2002 (the Act). This decision...

CCI on Interim Measures in Digital Markets

[Mohini Parghi is a IV Year B.A. LLB (Hons.) student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] The Competition Commission of India passed an interim order on 9 March 2021 in the ongoing case involving a complaint against MakeMyTrip, Go-Ibibo and Oyo alleging anticompetitive practices under sections 3 and 4 of the Competition Act, 2002. The case is expected to be instrumental in shaping the...

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