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 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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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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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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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.

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 ...