The Role of Antitrust Authorities Regarding the Digital Economy
27 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Last revised: 10 Dec 2020
Date Written: September 28, 2020
The advent of the digital era has not only had a profound impact on markets, but also on those areas of the law that relate to these markets – amongst them: competition law. This Austrian report on the role of antitrust authorities regarding the digital economy addresses the manifold ways in which the Austrian legislator, the Austrian (Supreme) Cartel Court and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority have dealt with digital markets in the recent past and what developments may lie in store for digital markets in the near future. Preceding the actual report, some introductory remarks embed the Austrian experience within a broader picture, highlighting some emerging trends in the application of competition law to digital markets.
Keywords: Antitrust enforcement, competition law, data, data protection, digital markets, digital reports, national competition authorities, new competition tools
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