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Data Protection in Attention Markets: Protecting Privacy Through Competition?

Forthcoming, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper

12 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2017 Last revised: 10 Jul 2017

Giuseppe Colangelo

LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Business and Management; University of Basilicata, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics; Stanford Law School

Mariateresa Maggiolino

Bocconi University - Department of Legal Studies; Ask Research Center

Date Written: April 2, 2017

Abstract

Every day, digital platforms generate, gather, store and analyze a huge amount of data, personal data included: these data can be elaborated to cluster individuals and offer personalized prices and services. Progressively individuals are losing control over their personal data and digital identities and, accordingly, data protection authorities look at the operations of these digital platforms carefully.

The paper addresses the issue of a possible commingling between data protection rules and antitrust provisions and the lively global debate between those who call for a strong antitrust intervention to buffer privacy risks and those who would keep antitrust law at bay.

Keywords: Antitrust, Privacy, Big Data, Multi-sided Platforms

JEL Classification: D83, K21, L4

Suggested Citation

Colangelo, Giuseppe and Maggiolino, Mariateresa, Data Protection in Attention Markets: Protecting Privacy Through Competition? (April 2, 2017). Forthcoming, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice; Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2945085 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2945085

Giuseppe Colangelo (Contact Author)

LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Business and Management ( email )

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Rome, Roma 00197
Italy

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University of Basilicata, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics ( email )

Via dell'Ateneo Lucano 10
Potenza
Italy

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Stanford Law School ( email )

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Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States

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Mariateresa Maggiolino

Bocconi University - Department of Legal Studies ( email )

Via Roentgen, 1
Milan, 20136
Italy

Ask Research Center ( email )

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Milan, 20136
Italy

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