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The French Competition Authority and German Federal Cartel Office publish a joint report on big data and its implications for competition law

On May 10, 2016, the French Competition Authority and German Federal Cartel Office published “Competition Law and Data,” a joint report on big data and its implications for competition law. The paper identifies issues that antitrust authorities should consider when assessing the interplay among big data, market power and competition law. Relevance of Big Data for Antitrust Analysis The term “big data” refers to increasingly large data sets collected by companies on the basis of their activities via the web, social networking or intelligent devices. Due to their volume, the processing of big data requires specific tools and processes. The emergence of big data is the result of the exponential growth both in the availability and automated use of information, which

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

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Frederic Depoortere, Ingrid Vandenborre, Simon Baxter, James S. Venit, The French Competition Authority and German Federal Cartel Office publish a joint report on big data and its implications for competition law, 10 May 2016, e-Competitions May 2016, Art. N° 79813

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