Antitrust Raids: The European Commission formalises ability to seize data from private devices

Written on 18 Sep 2015

The European Commission has issued an updated note on how it conducts surprise EU antitrust inspections. In accordance with the note, issued on 16 September 2015, the Commission can seize data from private smartphones, external hard drives and cloud computing services. This is a formal statement on an approach which has often in reality been common practice during inspections.

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