OIP and ICOMP on Google “Shopping”-Case

              PRESS RELEASE Google Shopping-Case: The time for decisions, sanctions and remedies has come (Paris, 29th of November 2016) On the occasion of EU Commissioner Mrs Margrethe Vestager speaking at the French Assembly and Senate on the 1st of December 2016, the members of OIP Open Internet Project and … read more

ICOMP Impulse Event Brussels, September 15, 2016

Google’s Information is Power – Info-opoly Power from ICOMP on Vimeo. From the series of ICOMP Impulse events Google’s Information is Power – Info-opoly Power Keynote and panel discussion September 15, 2016, 10:00-12:00 AM Keynote speaker: Scott Cleland, Washington, DC, speaking in Brussels for the first time Scott’s presentation – “Google’s Information is Power – … read more

EC takes further steps in Google investigations: ICOMP Statement

Augmenting the European Commission’s investigation with new evidence and aspects will strengthen it. But it should not slow down, as Google has impeded fair competition for over a decade. Google’s advertising business is dominant as its search engine. Too many websites are dependent on Google ads for traffic, revenue or both. Google ads and technology … read more

ICOMP on Statement of Objections against Google Android

“ICOMP is confident competition authorities everywhere are catching on how Google works. The Android strategy to lock in consumers is similar to other Alphabet Google products under investigation: undercut competitors by dumping Android free of charge to make it dominant, tie and bundle Google products with Android, block the best screen space with Google apps.” … read more

ICOMP Statement

The Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace is proud to be one of the few truly cross-sectorial, cross border, organisations able to bring together a range of differing views and identify and develop collaborative solutions for all parties. While we continue to monitor the Commission’s Google investigation, we are aligning our focus to evolving interests … read more

Revisiting the Safe Harbour – Promoting Trade and Trust in the Digital Economy

Revisiting the Safe Harbour – Promoting Trade and Trust in the Digital Economy November 25, 2015 by admin Yesterday, ICOMP held a seminar titled, Revisiting the Safe Harbour – Promoting Trade and Trust in the Digital Economy. Comprising a panel of experts including Auke Haagsma, ICOMP Director; Jonathan Bamford, Head of Strategic Liaison, UK Information … read more

Revisiting the Safe Harbour – Promoting Trade and Trust in the Digital Economy

The Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace (ICOMP), will be hosting a seminar entitled, Revisiting the Safe Harbour – Promoting Trade and Trust in the Digital Economy. The session will take place on Tuesday 24th November, 0830 – 1030, at the offices of Burson-Marsteller, in central London. Responses to the ECJ’s recent Safe Harbour decision … read more

A Golden Opportunity to Restore User Trust

The EU Court of Justice’s recent decision in Schrems, invalidating the EU-U.S. Safe Harbour—a primary mechanism used to lawfully transfer data across the Atlantic—has left both European and American companies reeling. Without the Safe Harbour, many everyday but essential business tasks, like reaching out to potential customers or working with business partners, have become mired … read more

European Court of Justice continues to grapple with online media issues

Judges at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) continue to grapple with online media issues. The latest case concerns when is a multimedia news outlet also an audiovisual service provider. The difference is important because the two are subject to different regulatory regimes. New Media Online is an Austrian company that operates the website of … read more