Debunking the Myths Over Big Data and Antitrust

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Maurice Stucke, Allen Grunes, May 29, 2015

What are the implications of big data on competition policy? Some argue little, if any, and offer several reasons why big data is a passing fad. We disagree. As we discuss here and elsewhere, competition law can play an important role in maximizing the benefits of a data-driven economy, while mitigating its risks. Our aim here is to first address the competitive significance of Big Data and, second, take on ten myths downplaying Big Data’s antitrust significance.

 

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