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The EU policy for data privacy (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 22 February 2013)

With the fast growing value of personal data and its use as an input to provide an ever-expanding number of services in the digital economy, the interplay between data protection rules and competition law is becoming increasingly relevant. This can be seen as a relationship of mutual influence. On the one hand, personal information and privacy-related considerations are likely to be taken into account in the assessment of certain potentially anticompetitive practices. On the other hand, competition law has influenced and could also benefit from the current reform of the EU data protection rules.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. I. Introduction: Value of Personal Data and Competitive Analysis 1. The collection and processing of personal data is at the heart of the economy of the information society and, therefore, increasingly at the heart of the economy as a whole. 2. Entire sectors of the economy are based on data-driven development models. This is the model that dominates the Internet: a service free of charge for the user (e.g. a search engine) in exchange for personal data, which can then be used to offer commercial partners paid services with high added value (e.g. targeted advertising messages based on queries from search engine users). 3. These personal data, a sort of

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Françoise Le Bail, The EU policy for data privacy (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 22 February 2013), May 2013, Concurrences N° 2-2013, Art. N° 51601, www.concurrences.com

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