European Commission adapts the nature of monitoring Microsoft compliance

On 4 March 2009 the European Commission announced that it has adapted the way how Microsoft’s compliance with its obligation to supply interoperability information is monitored. According to the Commission, full time monitoring is no longer necessary.

Microsoft’s obligation to provide interoperability information arose as part of the remedies imposed by the Commission for Microsoft’s unlawful refusal to provide such information related to work group server operating systems. In 2007 the CFI upheld the Commission decision that found of such an abuse, but annulled aspects of the decision concerning the appointment of a monitoring trustee.