Competition law at a crossroad with digital giants (Paris, March 17, 2022)

At first competition law was unable to control the GAFAM. Fortunately, we now have a new set of rules both at the European and national level. But we have to make strategic choices to avoid certain pitfalls and to ensure these rules remain efficient.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article [fr]. 1. Faced with digital technology, competition law seems to be plagued by several problems: impotence, inefficiency and inadequacy. 2. Powerlessness, because we can only observe a difficulty to control the concentration of power in a few hands [1]. For example, Google's cumulative net income was 12 billion in 2017; it was 194 billion in 2021! On the other hand, the press regularly reports on the insolent health of the digital giants [2]. 3. Impotence, but also, and this is linked, inefficiency. First of all, because of the feeling that competition law is always a step behind. The seven years it took for Google and its price comparison service to be

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Daniel Fasquelle, Competition law at a crossroad with digital giants (Paris, March 17, 2022), September 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 108066, www.concurrences.com

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