Google’s Texas antitrust lawsuit places allegations of adtech-market abuse at center stage

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Date: 5 February 2021. Duration: 24:37

A landmark antitrust lawsuit targeting Google over its management of digital advertising services is underway in a Texas court, with a preliminary hearing this week focusing on how the 10 US states behind the legal action, as well as Google itself, will safeguard evidence. The debate was more than academic: selected members of the news media have received leaked versions of unredacted court documents. Meanwhile, Australia’s competition watchdog has just released a draft report into adtech that points to a fraught regulatory landscape ahead for Google.

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