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

November 2018

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Themes and Takeaways from the FTC Hearings on the Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition By Elena Kamenir (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe)1

On November 6-8, 2018, the U.S. FTC held hearings on privacy, big data, and competition as a part of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century series.2 The hearings covered a wide array of issues, including whether privacy concerns affect competition analysis, how to evaluate conduct and mergers involving big data, which remedies are appropriate to address antitrust harm involving certain datas…

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