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Digital Platforms and Self-Preferencing

Digital Platforms and Self-Preferencing

Due to their global economic significance and their attitude to concentrating economic power, digital platforms have triggered an unprecedented competition policy debate, fragmented and...
COMPETITION INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THE ELUSIVE BALANCE By Sir Philip Lowe

Amazon’s tightrope: Balancing Innovation and competition on Amazon’s Marketplace

Sam Bowman (Truth on the Market) The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon employees have been using data from individual sellers to identify products to compete with...
Antitrust Regulation in the Digital Economy: Industry Developments and the Amendment of the Anti-Monopoly Law

Antitrust Regulation in the Digital Economy: Industry Developments and the Amendment...

By Chenying Zhang Internet applications are becoming increasingly widespread, Internet-based trading platforms and associated big data have gradually developed. There is worldwide concern about data...
CPI Talks… with Paul Gilbert & Maurits Dolmans

CPI Talks… with Paul Gilbert & Maurits Dolmans

In this month’s edition of CPI Talks we have the pleasure of speaking with Paul Gilbert and Maurits Dolmans, of the London office of...
Essential Facilities Fallacy: Big Tech, Winner-Take-All Markets, and Anticompetitive Effects

Essential Facilities Fallacy: Big Tech, Winner-Take-All Markets, and Anticompetitive Effects

There have been calls to treat data as an essential facility to reduce barriers to entry in the digital economy where a “winner-take-all” dynamic...
The Impulse to Condemn the Strange: Assessing Big Data in Antitrust

The Impulse to Condemn the Strange: Assessing Big Data in Antitrust

In current antitrust policy debates, it is almost a foregone conclusion that digital platforms’ collection and use of “big data” is a barrier to...
Big Data, Big Target for EU Antitrust Enforcement?

Big Data, Big Target for EU Antitrust Enforcement?

In her new five-year mandate as Competition Commissioner, Commission Executive Vice-President Vestager will be considering changes to EU antitrust enforcement in relation to big...
Can Digital Data be Replaced? Data Substitutability is the Key

Can Digital Data be Replaced? Data Substitutability is the Key

The question of whether digital data constitute a barrier to entry or an essential facility does not admit a “one-size-fits-all” answer: only a case-by-case...
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Grasping the Meaning of Big Tech Antitrust Consent

By Giovanna Massarotto (UCL & University of Iowa)1 I. Is Antitrust all about a Paradox? Many academic lawyers and economists see antitrust enforcement as either being...

UK: Business Secretary: Competition rules need to change

British Business Secretary Greg Clark said Thursday, July 18, that competition rules must change as platforms and big data are disrupting the basic plumbing...
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