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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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 ...

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Knowledge-based capital (KBC) results from business investment in non-physical assets such as R&D, data, software, patents, new business models, organizational processes, firm-specific skills and designs. This publication brings together the results of a two-year ...

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This report explores the potential role of data and data analytics for the creation of significant competitive advantage and for the formation of knowledge-based capital.

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A presentation by Professor Peter Swire

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Search and related online services have provoked debates in recent years about the loss of individual privacy, but this is often framed more around an individual sense of unease at the surveillance of peoples’ private lives than how a shift in knowledge about individuals ...

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Hal Varian, the powerful man at Google reassures: we don’t do anything wrong with the data of our users. And we’re certainly not untouchable.

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More than a century ago – with manufacturing conglomerates engaged in widespread anti-competitive behavior, hundreds of short-line railroads consolidating into omnipotent transport concerns, and Standard Oil building a monopoly – America decided it was time to take action.

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EU approaches to data protection, competition and consumer protection share common goals, including the promotion of growth, innovation and the welfare of individual consumers.

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On 2 June 2014 in the European Parliament in Brussels, the European Data Protection Supervisor hosted a workshop on the policy implications for the fields of data protection, competition and consumer protection of the rapidly expanding digital economy in the EU and in other ...

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This article is a case for reorienting many antitrust investigations – and more generally regulatory approaches — to focus on how control of personal data by corporations can entrench monopoly power in an economy shaped increasingly by the power of “big data.” ...

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Alec Burnside responds to an article in our previous issue on privacy and merger control, by Francisco Enrique González-Díaz

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Section 2 enforcement by the U.S. antitrust authorities is back—at least, that is what the antitrust enforcers themselves have been saying.1 An examination of Section 2 enforcement principles could not be more timely. Our goal in this essay is to share a few ideas for ...

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Peter P. Swire Professor, Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress As search and online advertising giant Google seeks to merge with online advertising leader DoubleClick, the debate has been greatly confused about how ...

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The majority is to be commended for issuing a detailed and thoughtful statement of its reasons for closing the investigation.1 In particular, the majority has endeavored to explain the complex mechanics of online advertising. This may help consumers make more informed ...

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HAVING REGARD to Article 5 b) of the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14 December 1960;

By Allen Grunes and Maurice Stucke

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Attorneys Allen P. Grunes and Maurice E. Stucke have formed The Konkurrenz Group,www.konkurrenzgroup.com.  The focus of the new Washington, D.C.-based law firm is on competition law and policy.  “Konkurrenz” is a German word that roughly translates to ...