The Italian Competition Authority, the Communications Authority and the Data Protection Authority publish the findings of a joint sector inquiry into the field of big data

On February 10, 2020 the Italian Authorities for Communications [1], Competition [2] and Data Protection [3] published the findings of a joint sector inquiry into the field of Big Data (“Investigation”) [4], which lasted almost three years. It was launched on May 30, 2017 to study the functioning and impact of Big Data on the economic, political and social environment and whether the applicable regulatory framework is suitable to address concerns for the protection of privacy, consumers and competition. Differently from similar studies in other jurisdictions [5] – which have seen the “in silos” involvement of competition authorities separately from other regulators – the Italian Investigation is the first featuring a joint effort of the three regulators of the areas of law mainly affected

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Enzo Marasà, The Italian Competition Authority, the Communications Authority and the Data Protection Authority publish the findings of a joint sector inquiry into the field of big data, 10 February 2020, e-Competitions Barriers to entry in the digital market, Art. N° 94372

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