ICLE white paper looks at proposals from Congress and the Federal Reserve to mandate routing requirements on credit cards and other payment networks.
Dirk Auer on the EU’s Digital Markets Act
Doing double damage: The German competition authority’s Facebook decision manages to undermine both antitrust and data protection law
The German Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office or FCO) this week reached a decision in its nearly 3-year-old Facebook investigation.
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Comments on the Advanced Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking, Re: Executive Order 13984, ‘Taking Additional Steps To Address the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities’
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