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Debunking the Myths Over Big Data and Antitrust

11 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2015 Last revised: 2 Dec 2015

Maurice E. Stucke

University of Tennessee College of Law; The Konkurrenz Group

Allen P. Grunes

The Konkurrenz Group

Date Written: May 31, 2015

Abstract

What are the implications of Big Data on competition policy? Some argue little, if any, and offer several reasons why Big Data is a passing fad. We disagree.

As we discuss, competition law can play an important role in maximizing the benefits of a data-driven economy, while mitigating its risks. Our aim here is to first address the competitive significance of Big Data and, second, take on ten myths downplaying Big Data’s antitrust significance.

Keywords: Competition Law, Privacy, Antitrust, Big Data, Data-driven, Mergers, Abuse of Dominance, Monopolization

JEL Classification: K21, L40, L41

Suggested Citation

Stucke, Maurice E. and Grunes, Allen P., Debunking the Myths Over Big Data and Antitrust (May 31, 2015). CPI Antitrust Chronicle, May 2015; University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 276. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2612562

Maurice Stucke (Contact Author)

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Allen Grunes

The Konkurrenz Group ( email )

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Washington, DC 20015
United States
202-644-9760 (Phone)

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