The EU Commission publishes a report authored by three prominent advisers which recommends vigorous enforcement and adjustments to established concepts in the digital sector

On April 4, 2019, the European Commission published a report [1] prepared by three special advisers (the Advisers) appointed by EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to explore how EU competition policy should evolve in the digital age. In the report, the three authors, all academics, share their views on the application of competition rules to platforms, data, and digital and tech “killer” acquisitions. While confirming that the fundamental goals of competition law remain the same in relation to the digital economy, the Advisers advocate “vigorous” enforcement and certain adjustments to the way competition law is currently applied, including: Tougher treatment of a dominant platform’s alleged “self-preferencing” of its own products and services; Potential data-sharing or

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)

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Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Thorsten Goetz, The EU Commission publishes a report authored by three prominent advisers which recommends vigorous enforcement and adjustments to established concepts in the digital sector, 9 April 2019, e-Competitions April 2019, Art. N° 107891

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