Exploitative Conducts in Digital Markets: Time for a Discussion after the Facebook Decision
BOTTA M., WIEDEMANN K., (2019), "Exploitative Conducts in Digital Markets: Time for a Discussion after the Facebook Decision." Journal of European Competition Law Practice: 1-14
33 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2020
Date Written: December 9, 2019
- The recent interim ruling of the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court in the Facebook case shows the difficulties that a competition authority might face when it comes to sanctioning exploitative abuses in digital markets.
- Rather than adopting infringement decisions, competition agencies should conclude behavioural commitments with the dominant online platform.
- Competition authorities may borrow from the European data protection regime a number of behavioural remedies to tackle forms of privacy degradation unilaterally imposed by online platforms.
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