The Autorité de la concurrence starts proceedings ex officio to analyse competition conditions in the cloud computing sector


During his hearing on 12 January 2022 before the French National Assembly (Assemblée nationale), Benoit Cœuré indicated that the digital sector would be one of the priorities of his mandate. The President of the Autorité de la concurrence has stated his intention to focus on "the emergence of new critical infrastructures such as the cloud," and announced that "it would be important and justified for the Autorité to rapidly undertake in-depth work on the consequences of the cloud in all sectors, in conjunction with the relevant sectoral authorities."

In accordance with the provisions of Article L. 462-4  of the French Commercial Code (Code de commerce), the Autorité has therefore decided to start proceedings ex officio in order to assess the competitive situation of the cloud sector.

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