The Rise of Big Tech: Is Competition Law Doing Its Job?

8 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2021 Last revised: 2 Dec 2021

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Simon Vande Walle

University of Tokyo - Graduate Schools for Law and Politics

Date Written: September 28, 2021

Abstract

Does Big Tech have too much power? And if so, what to do about it? These questions have led to fierce debate among politicians, scholars and general citizens across the world. Competition law plays a central role in this debate.

This contribution, written for a non-specialist audience, briefly examines the rise of Big Tech, and explains how competition law has responded. It then reviews the criticism to this response, and reflects on the way forward.

Keywords: competition law, antitrust, Big Tech, GAFA

Suggested Citation

Vande Walle, Simon, The Rise of Big Tech: Is Competition Law Doing Its Job? (September 28, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3931918 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3931918

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