ICLE Comments, The Regulation of Consumer Data

20 Pages Posted: 30 May 2019

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Dirk Auer

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz

University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law; International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)

Geoffrey A. Manne

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)

Julian Morris

International Center for Law and Economics; Reason Foundation; IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K.

Kristian Stout

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)

Date Written: October 14, 2018

Abstract

These comments were submitted to the FTC as part of its hearings on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.” In these comments, we analyze three overarching topics relevant for the regulation of data: (1) The role of privacy as an element of non-price competition; (2) The potential privacy harms that could arise from price discrimination; and (3) How, if at all, data possession could serve as a barrier to entry.

Keywords: Antitrust, Big Data, Consumer Protection, FTC, FTC Reform

Suggested Citation

Auer, Dirk and Hurwitz, Justin (Gus) and Manne, Geoffrey and Morris, Julian and Stout, Kristian, ICLE Comments, The Regulation of Consumer Data (October 14, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3384398 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3384398

Dirk Auer

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) ( email )

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Justin (Gus) Hurwitz

University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law ( email )

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International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) ( email )

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Geoffrey Manne (Contact Author)

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) ( email )

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Julian Morris

International Center for Law and Economics ( email )

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Reason Foundation ( email )

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IEA, Institute of Economic Affairs, U.K.

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Kristian Stout

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) ( email )

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Ste 501
Portland, OR Oregon 97232
United States
5037700076 (Phone)
5037700076 (Fax)

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