Spain Probes Royal Mint's Digital Security Program

Law360, New York (October 18, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT) -- Spain's antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into the Royal Spanish Mint based on claims that it has abused its dominance in the market for digital certificate validation services used to help secure electronic transactions.

The National Competition Commission opened a probe Friday into Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda based on a complaint that the mint had violated Spanish competition law through the way it marketed its Certificate, Verification & Revocation SL services.

The regulator now has 18 months to determine...
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