Data Protection in Attention Markets: Protecting Privacy Through Competition?
Forthcoming, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice
12 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2017 Last revised: 15 Feb 2018
Date Written: April 2, 2017
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
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