Oracle (Utrecht)

Machiel Bolhuis

Oracle (Utrecht)
Director, Standards and Technology Policy EMEA

Machiel Bolhuis is director in the standards and technology policy (EMEA) department at Oracle. He previously worked as advisor in regulatory affairs at Eneco Groep (Rotterdam). He worked in various government and business jobs focused on Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy in network, media and internet industries including KPN, Vodafone, Ziggo and Google. He has broad expertise in regulatory affairs and public policy relating to telecom markets and electronic communications, media and the Internet. He focuses on competition law, media regulation, network access, (including net neutrality), copyright legislation, cyber security and data privacy issues. He has an extensive network both in Brussels and in the Netherlands. He is Chairman of the Abuse Information Exchange, Member of the Board of the Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law and Member of the Board of Appeal of the Dutch Advertising Code Committee. He Wrote various articles about competition law, privacy and telecom & internet regulation. Machiel Bolhuis has been European Policy Manager - Benelux at Google from 2007 until early 2010. Before he joined Google, Machiel Bolhuis has held jobs at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands Competition Authority, The Dutch Media Department, KPN and Vodafone focusing on competition law and regulatory affairs. He is also pursuing a PhD on European Merger Control at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) in the Netherlands.

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Friedrich Wenzel Bulst, Jean-Yves Art, Jérôme Gstalter, Machiel Bolhuis, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Mikko Välimäki, Per Hellstrom, Thomas Kramler, Ute Decker Open standards & antitrust


Contributors to this thematic study were asked to answer a question that seems simple on the surface : Do open standards promote competition ? However, this question raises a tricky and preliminary problem : how to define an “open standard” ? Written by eminent specialists, this set of articles (...)

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