The EU Commission hosts a conference to address the challenges of digitization for competition policy

“Shaping Competition Policy in the era of digitization”: The European Commission hosts a conference with academic and business leaders to address the challenges of digitization for competition policy. On 17 January 2019, the European Commission hosted an experts conference to address the perceived challenges and opportunities of digitization. This note highlights the main issues discussed and the contributions submitted by stakeholders. (i) The importance of data as an essential input. “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil but data” [1]. This headline of an article published in The Economist in 2017 encapsulates much of the debate. Data drives modern business; data clusters are more valuable the bigger they are; and as economies of scale increase, economies of scope arise

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  • Callol, Coca & Asociados (Madrid)
  • Callol, Coca & Asociados (Madrid)

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Pedro Callol, Enrique Fayos, The EU Commission hosts a conference to address the challenges of digitization for competition policy, 17 January 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2019, Art. N° 89211

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