International competition law series ; v. 68.
EU Competition Law, Data Protection and Online Platforms. Data as Essential Facility' provides a highly topical study of how EU competition law interacts with data on online platforms. All agree that the digital economy contributes to a dynamic evolution of markets and competition. Nonetheless, concerns are increasingly raised about the market dominance of a few key players. Since these companies hold the power to drive rivals out of business, regulators have begun to seek scope for competition enforcement in cases where companies claim that withholding data is needed to satisfy customers and cut costs. This book is the first to focus on how competition law enforcement tools can be applied to refusals of dominant firms to give access to data on online platforms, such as search engines, social networks, and e-commerce platforms? commonly referred to as the?gatekeepers? of the Internet.
"This book forms the result of a doctoral research project conducted at the Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) of the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven"--Page xi.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Business models and economic characteristics of onnline platforms Evaluating the link between competition and innovation Market definition and dominance on online platforms Steeing the scene Normative analysis of the essential facilities doctrine Application of the essential facilities doctrine to data How data protection has become relevant to competition enforcement Identifying the interaction between competition and data protection law Data protectionn as a non-efficiency concern in competition policy Conclusion.
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