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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...
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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...
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DOJ Approached Outside Law Firms Over Big Tech Probes

The US Justice Department has sought outside legal help to bolster its antitrust investigations of large technology platforms, according to Bloomberg, in...
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EU Will Look At Smaller Acquisitions Made By Big Tech

Europe’s top competition authority will look into smaller acquisitions made by big technology giants after a “shopping spree” in recent years by...
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Senator Proposes Making The FTC Part Of The DOJ To...

On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) published a new plan to remake the Federal Trade Commission with an eye toward reining in...
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FTC Commissioner Voices Skepticism On Antitrust Enforcement In Tech Privacy Concerns

A Republican member of the Federal Trade Commission voiced skepticism that government antitrust enforcement against big tech companies will lead to better...
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EU Wants To Create Single Market Of Data To Offset Big...

The European Union (EU) wants to create a single market of data that will challenge the dominance of private companies like Amazon...
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Premium Labels Ask EU To Crack Down On Big Tech

European luxury brands are asking EU regulators to be harder on online tech giants like Amazon and Alibaba regarding fakes and privacy,...

US/EU: Big Tech & regulators in 2020

2020 will likely see a race between big tech companies - particularly Google, Facebook, and Amazon - and the regulators that are...
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France: Regulator announces its priorities for 2020

The Autorité will continue to make digital technology one of its top priorities in 2020. The digital revolution is profoundly affecting the economy and...

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