On 04 April 2019, the European Commission (EC) published a report commissioned by the EU’s Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager. The report looks at how competition policy should continue to evolve in the digital age and is written jointly by an economist, a lawyer and an engineer. The report follows the European Commission’s recent conference on competition policy and digitisation and forms part of the European Commission’s ongoing interest in the digital space. The report opens by describing how digitisation has affected traditional competition analysis. It then goes on to explore what the goals of EU competition law should be in the digital space and how to achieve those goals. The report focuses on the role of platforms and data and how both of these shape competition
The EU Commission publishes a report on competition policy for the digital era
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