Privacy and Antitrust in Digital Platforms
5 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2020 Last revised: 26 Feb 2021
Date Written: December 25, 2020
Dominant digital platforms such as Google and Facebook collect personal information of users by default precipitating a market failure in the market for personal information. We establish the economic harms from the market failure. We discuss conditions for eliminating the market failure and various remedies to restore competition.
Keywords: personal information; Internet search; Google; Facebook; digital; privacy; restrictions of competition; exploitation; market failure; data dominance; abuse of a dominant position; unfair commercial practices; excessive data extraction; self-determination; behavioral manipulation; remedies; portabili
JEL Classification: K21, L1, L12, L4, L41, L5, L86, L88
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