The Italian Competition Authorities publish guidelines and policy recommendations for big data aimed to understand the implications that developments in digital economy have for antitrust, regulation and consumer protection

BIG DATA: ITALIAN AUTHORITIES PUBLISHED GUIDELINES AND POLICY RECOMMENDATION ON COMPETITION, CONSUMER PROTECTION AND DATA PRIVACY ISSUES* Introduction On July 10, 2019, the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”), the Authority for the Communications Guarantees (“AGcom”), and the Authority for the protection of personal data (the “DPA”, jointly the “Authorities”) published guidelines and policy recommendations for big data. The Guidelines follow the inquiry opened jointly by the three Authorities in May 2017 aimed at a better understanding of the implications that developments in the digital economy have for privacy, regulation, antitrust, and consumer protection. The final report of the three Authorities will be published shortly. This Article points out the main takeaways of the

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Maria Rosaria Miserendino, Gabriele Accardo, The Italian Competition Authorities publish guidelines and policy recommendations for big data aimed to understand the implications that developments in digital economy have for antitrust, regulation and consumer protection, 10 July 2019, e-Competitions July 2019, Art. N° 92737

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