Digital and competition: Should the rules be changed?

This 1st edition of the Digital and Competition conference was organised by Concurrences, in partnership with Covington & Burling, CRA International, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Google and Intesa Sanpaolo.

> See Program
> Listen to the opening speech by MP Daniel Fasquelle
> Listen to Panel 1 – Business data and personal data: Should access sharing be mandatory?
> Listen to Panel 2 – Competition policy: Should new tools be developed?
> Listen to Panel 3 - Enforcers roundtable
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Daniel Fasquelle opened the conference by stressing that the topic of competition in digital markets is of interest not only to jurists and economists, academic and practitioners but also to the Legislature. He expects that initiatives be undertaken within the Economics Affairs Commission of the Assemblée Nationale.

To begin with, Mr. Fasquelle reminded the title of the conference: ‘Should the rules be changed?’ He explained that difficulties have arisen from the fact that digital markets are characterized by specific features that are different from traditional markets, including network effects and market barriers due to data accumulation. Therefore, the analytical framework has changed. Various initiatives have been undertaken, both at the national levels and at the European and international levels. The ongoing discussions are building on an already large set of materials.

Photos © Léo-Paul Ridet

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