The International Competition Network presents a scoping paper on big data and cartels analyzing the impact of digitalization in cartel enforcement

The International Competition Network presents a scoping paper on “Big Data and Cartels” analyzing the impact of digitalization in cartel enforcement* What does digitalization change in cartel enforcement? Over the past few years, there has been a wide debate about the new digital dimension of cartel enforcement. The ICN (the International Network of Competition agencies, counting more than 140 members) decided, through its Cartel Working Group, to study in more detail the implications of big data and algorithms in the fight against cartels. The Scoping paper presented today looks at the topic through two different perspectives: as a new “threat” and as a new “tool” for cartel enforcement. First, big data and algorithms can be a new type of vehicle for collusion. In that respect, the

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French Competition Authority, The International Competition Network presents a scoping paper on big data and cartels analyzing the impact of digitalization in cartel enforcement, 30 June 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95610

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