Digital Blueprint: A German Proposal for Tackling Dominance and Data
SNV in the Media
The draft 10th amendment to the German Competition Act 1 is one of the first concrete sets of action to expand a competition authority’s toolbox in response to the developments on digital markets. It may well serve as a blueprint for changes elsewhere, including at the European level. The draft amendment includes a broad range of changes, from increased merger thresholds to easier application of interim measures.
This article by Aline Blankertz discusses two of the most important changes, first, the new Article 19a, which targets digital ecosystems, and second, a set of measures to ensure pro-competitive data use.