Competition watchdog Authority for Consumers and Markets launched an investigation into the relationship between Schiphol and airline KLM. The ACM will investigate whether KLM's many financial and organizational advantages at the airport does not lead to unfair competition with other airlines
The madness surrounding tickets for Adele concerts in the Netherlands being sold out within hours only to be resold at much higher prices, sparked Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs to launch an investigation. He asked the Authority for Consumers and Market to investigate the circumstances, the Minister wrote to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament
The approach of the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) to collusion between companies is not always the best decision for sustainability and environmental friendliness, said Economics Affairs Minister Henk Kamp. Quite often organizations reach agreements that are actually favorable for the environment, according to the Minister, but the watchdog stops deals dead in their tracks to prevent collusion between firms, Kamp said in a letter.
The Public Prosecutor has initiated an investigation into possible fraud ad price fixing among companies in the automation industry.
The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has given telecommunications company KPN a €14,000 fine after a group of business clients were billed too highly for calling with a mobile phone abroad between 2010 and 2012. KPN has rescinded these clients' fines debts.
Vodafone accidentally released data of tens of thousands of customers, due to a combination of technical and human error. The phone numbers have been included in phone books and databases of directory services.