CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – GERMANY - MARKET POWER – ENTRY BARRIERS – ALGORYTHMS

Market power: The French Competition Authority and the Bundeskartellamt publish a joint study on algorithms and competition

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following the study on Big Data, the Competition Authority and the Bundeskartellamt published a joint study on algorithms and their implications for competition law enforcement on 6 November. The 88-page study is accompanied by a summary and a press release. It presents algorithms both as key technologies in the process of digitizing the economy and as technologies at risk. Algorithms are key technologies, first of all, because they are in constant use and are at the very heart of certain business models: online travel agencies, e-commerce, online advertising etc. But they are also risky technologies. They can facilitate or allow anti-competitive

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Marie Cartapanis, Market power: The French Competition Authority and the Bundeskartellamt publish a joint study on algorithms and competition, 6 November 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93312, pp. 90-91

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