November 2023

Cloud computing market: dark clouds ahead or a European silver lining?



  • The French Competition Authority's ("FCA") recent Opinion on the cloud market flags key competition concerns in this nascent sector and provides ready-to-use findings for future enforcement.
  • It also raises the question of who is best placed to intervene in this sphere going forward, and how.
  • The lack of clarity in the regulation of cloud services in Europe risks leaving this work unfinished, to the detriment of businesses and consumers.
  • This article unpacks the FCA Opinion and looks at next steps that could avoid a potential regulatory lacuna, proposing a multifaceted, joined-up approach by European and national authorities.

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