Debunking the Myths Over Big Data and Antitrust
CPI Antitrust Chronicle, May 2015
11 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2015 Last revised: 2 Dec 2015
Date Written: May 31, 2015
What are the implications of Big Data on competition policy? Some argue little, if any, and offer several reasons why Big Data is a passing fad. We disagree.
As we discuss, competition law can play an important role in maximizing the benefits of a data-driven economy, while mitigating its risks. Our aim here is to first address the competitive significance of Big Data and, second, take on ten myths downplaying Big Data’s antitrust significance.
Keywords: Competition Law, Privacy, Antitrust, Big Data, Data-driven, Mergers, Abuse of Dominance, Monopolization
JEL Classification: K21, L40, L41
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