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Google fined €220 million decision by the French Competition Authority for having abused its dominant position in the advertising server market

July 23, 2021

On June 7th, 2021, the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) sanctioned Google for having abused its dominant position in the advertising server market. This is the first decision in the world to look at the complex algorithmic auctions processes.

In this episode, Fayrouze Masmi-Dazi (Partner, Frieh Associés) discusses the decision: What are the potential impacts of this decision globally? What are the commitments proposed by Google and accepted by the Autorité to address these issues? ”

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If you want to read more about this topic, check the Concurrences website where you can find all relevant articles: 

- French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €220 million for favoring its services in the online advertising sector in a first decision to look into complex algorithmic auctions processes (Google), 7 June 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 101065

- Alain Ronzano, Engagements : L’Autorité de la concurrence inflige une amende de 220 millions d’euros pour une pratique d’auto-préférence réciproque entre le serveur publicitaire et les plateformes de mise en vente programmatique d’espaces publicitaires dans le secteur de la publicité en ligne (Google), 7 June 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 101172

- Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, Margot Vogels, Andreas Reindl, The French Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €220 million for favoring its own services in the online advertising services supply chain (Google), 7 June 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 101482

This podcast series has received unrestricted financial support from Frieh Associés. The opinions and judgments expressed by the speakers are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of their institution/company.

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