ECJ Advocate General: Federal Cartel Office allowed to examine Meta’s data protection

According to the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), antitrust authorities may also examine compliance with data protection regulations in their competition investigations. Advocate General Athanasios Rantos came to this assessment on Tuesday in the dispute between the German Federal Cartel Office and Facebook parent Meta. In general, the ECJ follows the Advocate General’s reasoning.

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