The EU Commission publishes its report to identify implications for competition policy brought by technological changes affecting markets and consumers

Does access to data require a new approach in antitrust aftermarket cases? In an era where data is the new "oil" turning the wheels of the digital economy, antitrust law may need to take a new approach in order to harness the flow of this most valuable commodity. The issue of access to data is always sensitive, but more so in the world of aftermarkets, in which access to data produced by a machine may be essential in order to supply spare parts or services needed to maintain expensive pieces of equipment. In a number of different sectors, traditional antitrust law is being disrupted by issues surrounding digitisation and access to data. Aftermarkets and precedents Aftermarkets are markets for the supply of products or services needed for (or in connection with) a long-lasting

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Authors

  • Bird & Bird (Brussels)
  • Bird & Bird (Brussels)

Quotation

José Rivas, Brona Heenan, The EU Commission publishes its report to identify implications for competition policy brought by technological changes affecting markets and consumers, 4 April 2019, e-Competitions Privacy and antitrust, Art. N° 94743

Visites 93

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues