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More on Big Data and Competition Law

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To sighs of relief among the audience I have just finished my intervention at ERA’s conference Competition Rebooted: Enforcement and personal data in digital markets”

My slides are available here: Competition Big Data_Lamadrid

Nothing of what I said will sound new to frequent readers of this site; the content of my presentation has a lot to do with previous posts on the subject (see here, here and here).

The contributions from the EDPS himself, Jorge Padilla, Orla Lynskey, Maurice Stucke, Patrick Van Eecke, Cyril Ritter, Amal Taleb, Cecilia Parker and Christian D’Cunha were all much more interesting. If interested in their slides, then you should have registered 😉

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

24 September 2015 at 4:04 pm

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  1. I’ve just left an EC workshop on big data and media & content, where industry and tech were present but nobody could effectively answer the legal questions that arose (I made modest contributions on the competition and regulatory response side of things). Combining both would have made for an excellent conference (especially if the EC fee model was adopted)!

    Jonathan Galloway

    24 September 2015 at 4:14 pm

  2. I guess you all have read about the Belgian Competition Authority’s decision imposing a fine on the National Lottery for having abused its dominant position when launching its sports betting product Scooore! According to the authority the infringement “consisted in the one-off use of contact details of persons registered in its IGS-database acquired in the context of its legal monopoly” in order to send an e-mail to announce the launch of Scooore!
    Long shot? It reminds me of telecom (incumbent) companies using contacts of their previous clients to win them back from the competition.
    Any thoughts?


    25 September 2015 at 5:14 pm

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