Germany publishes draft digital competition law

Germany’s government has just published its draft new legislation on digital competition. Here’s a quick Google translation.

Under the law, “the Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) may prohibit companies [with paramount cross-market importance] from… making the interoperability of products or services or the portability of data difficult and thus hindering competition” (new Section 19a in the Law against Restraints of Competition).