Daily Archives: January 7, 2022

Bristol court clears four accused in slave trader statue toppling case

In a majority verdict Wednesday, a jury of the Bristol Crown Court in the UK found Sage Willoughby, Jake Skuse, Milo Ponsford, and Rhian Grahamm, dubbed the “Colston Four,” not guilty of criminal damage under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 for their involvement in pulling down an 1895 statue of slave trader Edward Colston in 2020. 

Germany competition authority finds Google has cross-market significance and subject to new abuse control

The German competition regulator Bundeskartellamt Wednesday published a decision determining that Google fulfills the criteria for companies having paramount significance for competition across markets. The Bundeskartellamt can now proceed against Google under the recently introduced Section 19a GWB, which seeks to limit the anticompetitive effects of large digital companies in the digital economy.