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COMPETITION AND BIG DATA

18.07.2016
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By TIM COWEN

This May, France’s Autorité de la concurrence and Germany’s Bundeskartellamt (BKA) published a joint report, ‘Competition law and data’.1 On the same day as the release of the report, the Autorité announced a ‘full-blown’ sector inquiry into data-related markets. The BKA has already been investigating Facebook for possible abuse of data use. The new report reviews issues for competition authorities involved with taking competition cases relating to big data and data collection in the digital economy. It reviews data as a source of market power relating to transparency and data-related anti-competitive conduct.

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The legal highlights of a joint report by the French and German competition authorities on the use of data are discussed by Tim Cowen.

Intermedia Issue:
Vol 44, Issue 2
Issue Date:
July 2016
Theme:
Competition Policy
Region:
Europe
Tim Cowen Tim Cowen Partner, Preiskel & Co LLP; Director, International Institute of Communications

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