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Privacy & Antitrust Research Program: an overview of global case law

1. Introduction 1.1 Over the past decade, jurisdictions across the globe have come to view privacy and the collection of consumer data as an antitrust problem. The shift to viewing privacy and “big data” as antitrust issues came fairly quickly. In 2010, as she was leaving the US FTC, Commissioner Pamela Jones criticized technology companies for lax treatment of the data that they gathered; she suggested that consumer privacy could be a proper focus for antitrust enforcement. At the time, this view drew significant opposing voices. [1] 1.2 However, times have changed greatly. This is a foreword to a database of commentary on privacy and antitrust law and enforcement. The existence of over 200 pieces of commentary in this database, including many on proposed agency enforcement programs,

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  • Temple University - Beasley School of Law (Philadelphia)

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Salil Mehra, Privacy & Antitrust Research Program: an overview of global case law, 22 September 2022, e-Competitions Privacy & Antitrust Research Program, Art. N° 108568

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