Competition Bureau calls for businesses to report potentially anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy

The Competition Bureau has published a call-out for information from Canada’s business community about conduct in the digital economy that may be harmful to competition.

The Bureau is seeking information from businesses and other interested parties regarding certain strategies that firms may use to hinder competition in certain core digital markets, such as online search, social media, display advertising, and online marketplaces.

Companies doing business in digital markets, industry associations, venture capital firms and anyone else with insight into digital markets are likely to have valuable information on competition in these sectors.

The information shared with the Bureau will help further its ongoing efforts to detect, investigate and remedy anti-competitive conduct in the digital economy.

News Media Canada encourages all members to begin collecting information for submission. We will be carefully following new developments and guide members on the best ways to proceed.

All information provided to the Bureau will be kept confidential. Those who wish to respond are invited to provide written submissions by November 30, 2019, through the online form on the Bureau’s website