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Competition Law for the Digital Economy

Edited by: Bjoern Lundqvist, Michal S. Gal

ISBN13: 9781788971829
Published: December 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00

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The digital economy is gradually gaining traction through a variety of recent technological developments, including the introduction of the Internet of things, artificial intelligence and markets for data. This innovative book contains contributions from leading competition law scholars who map out and investigate the anti-competitive effects that are developing in the digital economy. Competition Law for the Digital Economy critically evaluates how the digital economy differs from the old economy and the ways in which competition law interacts with other legal regimes of data protection and sector specific regulations. This book also considers the broader issues, addressing the possible remedies to be imposed in the case of restrictions on digital markets. This timely book asserts that whilst the digital economy is currently in its infancy, competition law should play a crucial role in shaping the competitive digital ecosystem. Providing the general perspectives on competition policy and the application of traditional and new regulatory tools for the digital economy, this analytical book will be a key resource for competition law students and academics, while also appealing to practitioners.

Competition Law, IT and Internet Law
Part I: `General Perspectives on Competition Policy and the Application of Traditional Tools for the Digital Economy'
1. Regulating Competition in the Digital Economy - With a Special Focus on Access to Data and Leveraging of Power by Bjoern Lundqvist 2. Taming the Shrew: Is there a need for a new Market Power Definition for the Digital Economy? by Hedvig K Schmidt 3. Competition at the Dawn of Artificial Intelligence by Robin C. Feldman and Nick Thieme 4. Competition by Design by Simonetta Vezzoso
Part II: `Conduct that Violates Antitrust and the Interface between Data Protection Rules, other Sector Specific Rules, and Competition Law'
5. Privacy-as-a-Quality Parameter of Competition: Some Reflections on the Scepticism Surrounding It by Samson Y. Esayas 6. How to Measure Privacy-Related Consumer Harm in Merger Analysis? A Critical Reassessment of the EU Commission's Merger Control in Data-Driven Markets by Elias Deutscher 7. Regulation Complementing EU Competition Law in the Digital Economy: Impact of the Digital Single Market Rules on Online Distribution Practices by Juha Vesala 8. Online Platforms and the Japan Fair Trade Commission: The DeNA Case as an Example of Early Market Intervention by Steven Van Uytsel and Yoshiteru Uemura 9. The European Commission's decision in Google Search: Exploring old and new frontiers of competition enforcement in the digital economy by Konstantina Bania
Part III: `Remedies to be imposed in case of restriction on digital markets'
10. Consent-Based Case Resolution: A Blessing or a Curse in Competition Law Cases in the Digital Economy? by Katharina Voss 11. Antitrust Governance in an Era of Rapid Change: Commitments-centred intervention in Digital Markets and The Rule of Law by Stavros Makris