Partner Bill Batchelor and senior professional support lawyer Caroline Janssens consider the competitive effects of data, reviewing regulators' thorough and still cautious approach to intervention in dynamic digital markets. Analysis reveals policymakers are applying traditional merger controls, setting a high bar for abuse of dominance, separating privacy issues and proposing legislation to develop secure shared data pools.
This article appeared as part of “Conference Proceedings: Dynamic Competition in Dynamic Markets ∙ Big Data: Understanding and Analysing Its Competitive Effects” published in the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2020), pp. XI.