The Data Competition Institute will advance a multidisciplinary approach to competition policy, drawing from other areas of law and intellectual fields. Current paradigms are ill-equipped to analyze markets in our data-driven global economy.
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A few years ago, a McKinsey Quarterly article asked, “Are you ready for the era of ‘big data’?”1 That era is now upon us. As FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez recently observed:

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A few months ago, display advertising on the Internet mysteriously vanished for more than an hour. On more than 55,000 websites such as BuzzFeed and Forbes, spaces that usually display advertisements went blank. It turned out that Google’s behemoth online advertising ...

By DCI, Allen Grunes and Maurice Stucke

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A recent Pew study found that ninety-one percent of Americans say that they have “lost control” over how their personal information is collected or used by companies.  Given that privacy trade-offs are so clearly a concern for the vast majority of Americans, it’s ...

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This welfare analysis serves as a basis for the exploration of the antitrust implications of the provision of free goods.

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That incoming European Competition Commissioner Margrathe Vestager is reopening the investigation into Google Inc.’s threat to competition is encouraging. That she is focusing on, as she said recently, the “sheer amount of data controlled by Google”[1] as part of that ...

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Email is in the midst of a radical transformation. What used to be simple unstructured communication is evolving into something very different – highly structured data that can be mined and exploited on a vast scale by advanced machine learning algorithms. The driving ...

By Maurice Stucke and Allen Grunes

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After Next EU Antitrust Chief Vows Crackdown on Big Tech’s Data Dominance Privacy Issues Front and Center as Data Collection Remains Top Issue in U.S. & Europe

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In 1890 Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis published their seminal privacy article. Both then and today, technology plays an important role in shaping the privacy, competition, and consumer protection concerns that society faces. The Institute has several aims. It first ...

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The Commission has voted to close its investigation of Google’s non-SEP search engine practices following the company’s non-binding pledge to resolve concerns related to its alleged misappropriation (“scraping”) of content from other websites and its multihoming ...

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The European Commission has authorised, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of WhatsApp Inc. by Facebook, Inc., both of the United States. Facebook (via Facebook Messenger) and WhatsApp both offer applications for smartphones (so-called ...