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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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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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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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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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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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 ...