European Competition Enforcement and the Digital Economy: The Birthplace of Precautionary Antitrust

55 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2020

Date Written: November 11, 2020

Abstract

In Section I of this paper, I examine the origins or seeds of precautionary antitrust by revisiting enforcement by European administrative competition agencies in digital markets. In Section II, I explain how this ideology was embraced, advocated, and advanced in several “tech reports” representing the blossoming of the precautionary principle. I conclude in Section III, by proposing the reinstatement and further development of tools that protect the legal and economic rationale of antitrust, as recognized by European courts.

Suggested Citation

Portuese, Aurelien, European Competition Enforcement and the Digital Economy: The Birthplace of Precautionary Antitrust (November 11, 2020). The Global Antitrust Institute Report on the Digital Economy 17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3733715 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3733715

Aurelien Portuese (Contact Author)

George Mason University ( email )

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