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Big Data and Competition Law 2016

An indispensable guide to market trends, regulatory challenges and current developments posed by big data for competition law

25 October 2016

Big Data: The New Frontier of Competition Law?

On 10th May 2016 the French Autorité de la Concurrence and the German Bundeskartellamt have published their joint study on competition law and the collection and use of data, with a specific focus on big data. The Big Data Study is the first comprehensive analyses of data related issues from a competition law perspective, providing guidance on how enforcers are likely to look at data related issues in the future.

Whilst data protection is traditionally outside the scope of competition law, the importance of data and competitive advantage it can give companies is becoming hard to ignore in the digital age, specifically in the context of mergers such as Facebook/WhatsApp, Microsoft/LinkedIn and Yahoo/Verizon.

Join us to analyse the findings of the study, hear directly from the European Commission and explore in-depth the relationship between competition law and big data to ensure that you are prepared for the future.

  • Hear from the European Commission on their priorities
  • Consider the view from the USA
  • Discuss how best to regulate platforms
  • Analyse the challenges posed by big data for competition law
  • Learn how economists approach big data
  • Gain insight into the relationship between data protection and competition law
  • Reflect on merger control challenges in data-driven markets
  • Join is for an update on the digital single market

Feedback from past IBC Legal Competition Law events:

I particularly like the well balanced discussions and presentations by speakers from the private sector, top law firms and also commission presenters

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Key speakers include:

Rainer Becker, Acting Head of Unit, Antitrust Case Support & Policy, DG Competition, European Commission
Rainer Becker

Acting Head of Unit, Antitrust Case Support & Policy, DG Competition

European Commission

Philip Marsden, Inquiry Chair, Competition & Markets Authority
Philip Marsden

Inquiry Chair

Competition & Markets Authority

Etienne Pfister, Chief Economist, Autorité de la Concurrence
Etienne Pfister

Chief Economist

Autorité de la Concurrence

Christian D’Cunha, Policy Assistant, European Data Protection Supervisor
Christian D’Cunha

Policy Assistant

European Data Protection Supervisor

Maurits Dolmans, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Maurits Dolmans


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Kostas Rossoglou, Head of EU Public Policy, Yelp Inc.
Kostas Rossoglou

Head of EU Public Policy

Yelp Inc.

Enrique Medina Malo, Chief Policy Office, Telefónica
Enrique Medina Malo

Chief Policy Office


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