Themes and Takeaways from the FTC Hearings on the Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition

Themes and Takeaways from the FTC Hearings on the Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition

November 2018 Themes and Takeaways from the FTC Hearings on the Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition By Elena Kamenir (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   On November 6-8, 2018, the U.S. FTC held hearings on privacy, big data, and competition as a part of its […]

Germany sets up body to lead modernisation of competition law

Posted by Out-Law Germany sets up body to lead modernisation of competition law By Michael Reich A new body tasked with proposing reforms to competition law to better support digital companies based in Europe has been set up by the German government. The Commission Competition Law 4.0 was set up by the Ministry for Economic Affairs. […]

How to Economize Consumer Protection

Posted by Social Science Research Network How to Economize Consumer Protection By Michael R. Baye (Indiana University) & Joshua D. Wright (George Mason University) The US antitrust laws are about protecting consumers from harm stemming from abuses of competition and the competitive process. Courts, private parties, and federal agencies extensively rely upon economists to help […]

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 […]

Protecting Consumers in Privacy and Data Security: A Perspective of Information Economics

Posted by Social Science Research Network Protecting Consumers in Privacy and Data Security: A Perspective of Information Economics By Ginger Zhe Jin (University of Maryland) & Andrew Stivers (Federal Trade Commission) Abstract:     This note provides an economic approach to consumer privacy and data security based on the extensive economic literature on how information flows, […]

EU: Google “right-to-be-forgotten” case referred by France to ECJ

EU: Google “right-to-be-forgotten” case referred by France to ECJ

EU judges will have to decide whether Alphabet’s Google has to remove certain web search results globally to comply with a previous privacy ruling after France’s supreme administrative court referred the issue to the top EU court. Google has gone head to head with the French data protection authority, CNIL, over the territorial scope of […]

US: Uber under FTC investigation

US: Uber under FTC investigation

Adding to the embattled ride-hailing company’s troubles, Uber is now reportedly under investigation for privacy violations by the Federal Trade Commission. Currently it’s purely speculation exactly what has the FTC investigators interested in Uber, which was reported Thursday by Recode. The site speculated that it could be the employees’ use of “god view,” a tool […]

Data Protection in Attention Markets: Protecting Privacy Through Competition?

Posted by Social Science Research Network Data Protection in Attention Markets: Protecting Privacy Through Competition? By Giuseppe Colangelo (LUISS Guido Carli) & Mariateresa Maggiolino (Bocconi University) Abstract:     Every day, digital platforms generate, gather, store and analyze a huge amount of data, personal data included: these data can be elaborated to cluster individuals and offer […]

Book introduction: Antitrust law in the new economy

Posted by Social Science Research Network Book introduction: Antitrust law in the new economy By Mark R. Patterson (Fordham University) Abstract:      Markets run on information. Buyers make decisions by relying on information about the products available, and sellers decide what to produce based on information about what buyers want. But the ways in […]

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