CONFERENCE - NEW FRONTIERS - PARIS - PERSONAL DATA

Personal data: Will competition law collide with privacy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 22 February 2013)

This second roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 22th of February 2013) was dedicated to « Personal data: Will competition law collide with privacy?». Bruno Lasserre author of the first contribution and President of the French Competition Authority provides us with the point of view of the French Competition Authority. According to Isabelle Falque Pierrotin, President of the French CNIL and author of the second contribution, the competitive problematic on the personal data requires the establishment of a true inter-regulation. Damien Geradin and Monika Kuschewsky, lawyers and authors of the last contribution, give some thoughts on the critical importance of the acquisition of personal data for the key internet players. They underline that the practices aiming at collecting data can be anticompetitive. They also search to know whether EU competition law can be used to force dominant companies to share their data with competitors.

Le point de vue de l’autorité française de la concurrence Bruno Lasserre Président, Autorité de la concurrence, Paris Introduction 1. La rencontre entre le droit de la concurrence et la protection des données personnelles est rarement abordée. Il est vrai que certaines autorités, à l’instar de la Federal Trade Commission américaine, cumulent les deux compétences. Cependant, la division des tâches qui prévaut dans la plupart des systèmes nationaux explique que les points de rencontre sont plus difficilement décelables et, partant, plus rarement analysés. 2. Les intersections entre le droit de la concurrence et la protection des données personnelles ne sont en réalité pas nouvelles (I.) ; de ces rencontres entre les deux corps de règles peuvent d’ailleurs surgir des questions qui sont communes aux deux

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Bruno Lasserre, Damien Geradin, Monika Kuschewsky, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, Personal data: Will competition law collide with privacy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 22 February 2013), May 2013, Concurrences Review N° 2-2013, Art. N° 51735, www.concurrences.com

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