Antitrust vs. Privacy: The Great Dilemma in the new Digital Markets?

27 Pages Posted: 2 May 2022 Last revised: 3 May 2022

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Fernando Diez

Universidad Villanueva

Alba Ribera

University Carlos III de Madrid

Date Written: January 12, 2022

Abstract

The digitisation of existing business models and the new way of doing business of digital platforms pose new challenges both to the performance of companies in the market and to the lives of consumers and users. The dominant digital companies are all American (Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple), and their practices appear to harm free competition in the markets. This phenomenon raises the challenge of how to deal with the regulation of Big Data, to which so far there has not been an entirely satisfactory response. This paper also analyses the constitutional content of privacy and its importance in the framework of competition analyses carried out on both sides of the Atlantic.

Keywords: Big Data, privacy, digital markets, antitrust

JEL Classification: K21, L1, L12, L4, L41, L5, L86, L88

Suggested Citation

Diez, Fernando and Ribera, Alba, Antitrust vs. Privacy: The Great Dilemma in the new Digital Markets? (January 12, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4091633 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4091633

Fernando Diez (Contact Author)

Universidad Villanueva ( email )

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Madrid, 28034
Spain

Alba Ribera

University Carlos III de Madrid ( email )

Calle de Madrid 126
Madrid - Getafe, 28903
Spain

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