To Break Up or Regulate Big Tech? Avenues to Constrain Private Power in the DSA/DMA Package

112 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2021 Last revised: 4 Nov 2021

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Heiko Richter

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Marlene Straub

University of Oxford - University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, Students; Verfassungsblog

Erik Tuchtfeld

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Ilaria Buri

Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam

Joris van Hoboken

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR); Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Law, Science, Technology & Society Research Group; University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), Students

Giovanni De Gregorio

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Oreste Pollicino

Bocconi University - Department of Law

Alexander Peukert

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law

Naomi Appelman

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Ronan Fahy

University of Amsterdam

Herbert Zech

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Juristische Fakultät

Catalina Goanta

Maastricht European Private Law Institute; Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

Hannah Ruschemeier

German University for Administrative Sciences Speyer; CAIS NRW

Paddy Leerssen

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Ruth Janal

Bayreuth University

Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell

University Carlos III de Madrid; Independent

Inge Graef

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Tilburg Law School

Jens-Uwe Franck

University of Mannheim - Department of Law

Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics

Rupprecht Podszun

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Faculty of Law; Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Peter Georg Picht

University of Zurich - Institute of Law; Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Suzanne Vergnolle

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

Date Written: October 11, 2021

Abstract

Are the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) appropriate instruments to regulate private power in the digital space? From August 30 to September 7, 2021, the Verfassungsblog and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition co-hosted the online symposium “To Break Up or Regulate Big Tech? Avenues to Constrain Private Power in the DSA/DMA Package“. This eBook brings together the 15 contributions from different perspectives, which were originally published successively on the Verfassungsblog. The collection in this eBook is intended to further advance the scholarly discourse on the regulation of private power.
Authors are Ilaria Buri, Joris van Hoboken, Giovanni De Gregorio, Oreste Pollicino, Alexander Peukert, Naomi Appelman, João Pedro Quintais, Ronan Fahy, Herbert Zech, Catalina Goanta, Hannah Ruschemeier, Paddy Leerssen, Ruth Janal, Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell, Inge Graef, Jens-Uwe Franck, Martin Peitz, Rupprecht Podszun, Peter Picht, and Suzanne Vergnolle.

Keywords: competition law, data act, data protection, data governance act, data regulation, digital services act, digital markets act, enforcement, fundamental rights, GDPR, platform regulation, private enforcement, private power

Suggested Citation

Richter, Heiko and Straub, Marlene and Tuchtfeld, Erik and Buri, Ilaria and van Hoboken, Joris V. J. and van Hoboken, Joris V. J. and van Hoboken, Joris V. J. and De Gregorio, Giovanni and Pollicino, Oreste and Peukert, Alexander and Appelman, Naomi and Quintais, João and Fahy, Ronan and Zech, Herbert and Goanta, Catalina and Ruschemeier, Hannah and Leerssen, Paddy and Janal, Ruth and Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell, Teresa and Graef, Inge and Franck, Jens-Uwe and Peitz, Martin and Podszun, Rupprecht and Picht, Peter Georg and Vergnolle, Suzanne, To Break Up or Regulate Big Tech? Avenues to Constrain Private Power in the DSA/DMA Package (October 11, 2021). Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 21-25, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3932809 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3932809

Heiko Richter (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

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Germany

Marlene Straub

University of Oxford - University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, Students ( email )

1 St. Giles
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

Verfassungsblog ( email )

Berlin

Erik Tuchtfeld

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Ilaria Buri

Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam ( email )

Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

Joris V. J. Van Hoboken

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), Students ( email )

Amsterdam
Netherlands

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Law, Science, Technology & Society Research Group ( email )

Pleinlaan 2
Brussels, 1050
Belgium

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.ivir.nl/staff/vanhoboken.html

Giovanni De Gregorio

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

Oreste Pollicino

Bocconi University - Department of Law ( email )

Via Roentgen, 1
Milan, Milan 20136
Italy

Alexander Peukert

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law ( email )

Frankfurt
Germany

Naomi Appelman

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.ivir.nl/nl/medewerker/quintais/

Ronan Fahy

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

Herbert Zech

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Juristische Fakultät ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, D-10099
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.rewi.hu-berlin.de/de/lf/ls/zch

Catalina Goanta

Maastricht European Private Law Institute ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, NL-6200 MD
Netherlands

Maastricht University - Faculty of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, 6200
Netherlands

Hannah Ruschemeier

German University for Administrative Sciences Speyer ( email )

Freiherr vom Stein Strasse 2
Freiherr vom Stein Strasse 2
Speyer, D-67346
Germany

CAIS NRW ( email )

Paddy Leerssen

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Amsterdam
Netherlands

Ruth Janal

Bayreuth University

Germany

Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell

University Carlos III de Madrid ( email )

Calle de Madrid 126
Madrid - Getafe, 28903
Spain

Independent

Inge Graef

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )

Warandelaan 2
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Tilburg Law School ( email )

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Jens-Uwe Franck

University of Mannheim - Department of Law ( email )

Schloss Westflügel
Mannheim, 68131
Germany

Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics ( email )

D-68131 Mannheim
Germany
+49 621 181-1835 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://peitz.vwl.uni-mannheim.de/

Rupprecht Podszun

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Faculty of Law

Universitätsstr. 1
Düsseldorf, D-40225
Germany

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.ip.mpg.de/de/pub/wissenschaftler/wissenschaftliche_mitarbeiter/rupprecht_podszun.cfm

Peter Georg Picht

University of Zurich - Institute of Law ( email )

Raemistrasse 74/57
Zurich, CH-8001
Switzerland

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

Suzanne Vergnolle

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law ( email )

Lausanne, CH-1015
Switzerland

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