Algorithmic Price Discrimination on Online Platforms and Antitrust Enforcement in China’s Digital Economy

Posted by Social Science Research Network Algorithmic Price Discrimination on Online Platforms and Antitrust Enforcement in China’s Digital Economy By Wei Han, Yajie Gao & Ai Deng Antitrust issues in the digital economy, especially those concerning big data and algorithms, have attracted the attention of both scholars and practitioners all around the world. Against the backdrop of rapid […]

US: FTC announces agenda for 3rd session of hearings

US: FTC announces agenda for 3rd session of hearings

On October 2, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released on its website the agenda for the third session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The next session of hearings is scheduled for October 15 through October 17 and the FTC will be accepting comments until December 14. The focus […]

UK: CMA targets companies for using big data to harm customers

UK: CMA targets companies for using big data to harm customers

The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) is looking for companies which are using big data to rip off vulnerable consumers after Greg Clark, business secretary, said he would trigger a far-reaching review into business practices related to big data, reported the Financial Times. Mr Clark has asked Andrew Tyrie, head of the CMA, to advise him […]

Algorithmic Collusion & Its Implications for Competition Law and Policy

Posted by Social Science Research Network Algorithmic Collusion & Its Implications for Competition Law and Policy By Kenji Lee Algorithms are increasingly employed by businesses as an integral part of their business models given the availability of big data and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence technology and application. While the competition landscape has shifted to a digital […]

The Definition of the Relevant Market, Verticalization and Abuse of Dominant Position in the Era of Big Data.

Posted by Social Science Research Network  The Definition of the Relevant Market, Verticalization and Abuse of Dominant Position in the Era of Big Data. By Vicente Bagnoli Considering the digital economy and the constant changes imposed by technological innovation, the definition of the relevant market of Big Data allows to understand the market structure and related […]

Digital Markets, Mobile Payments Systems and Development – Competition Policy Implications in Developing Countries in Light of the EU Experience

Posted by Social Science Research Network Digital Markets, Mobile Payments Systems and Development – Competition Policy Implications in Developing Countries in Light of the EU Experience By Jörg Hoffmann, Mor Bakhoum & Francisco Beneke The digitization of economic activity has important socio-economic development implications and at the same time creates challenges for antitrust analysis. These implications and challenges […]

Data Accumulation and the Privacy-Antitrust Interface: Insights from the Facebook Case for the EU and the US

Posted by Social Science Research Network Data Accumulation and the Privacy-Antitrust Interface: Insights from the Facebook Case for the EU and the US  By Giuseppe Colangelo & Mariateresa Maggiolino The emergence of multi-sided media platforms occurred in parallel with the success of business models that revolve around the collection and use of personal data, generating […]

7th Circuit confronts antitrust in the age of Big Data

Posted by Reuters 7th Circuit confronts antitrust in the age of Big Data By Alison Frankel On Monday, the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a preliminary injunction that required competing car dealership software management companies to allow a data scraper to access information from consenting customers. The data scraper, Authenticom, had accused the […]

Obfuscation and Shrouding with Network Effects – The Facebook/WhatsApp Case

Posted by Social Science Research Network Obfuscation and Shrouding with Network Effects – The Facebook/WhatsApp Case By Georg Clemens (Compass Lexecon) & Mutlu Özcan (Chair of Applied Microeconomics) Abstract:      This article analyses switching behavior in messaging service markets. WhatsApp’s decision to start forwarding customer data to Facebook outraged its customer base. Our model […]

Japan: JFTC concludes that Big data should be subject to competition law

Japan: JFTC concludes that Big data should be subject to competition law

A report by a study group at Japan’s Fair Trade Commission concludes that the collection and use of big data should be subject to the country’s anti-monopoly act. In recent years, it is expected that knowledge derived from ‘big data’ analysis will inspire further innovation across the existing industrial boundaries in the context of the […]

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