AI and the Law: Setting the Stage

U. Gasser, here.

Law for the Platform Economy

J. Cohen, here.

Margrethe Vestager’s Google decision risks messy endgame, here.

IBM is telling Congress not to fear the rise of an AI ‘overlord’

Recode, here.

L’obsolescence programmée, l’autre virus du secteur IT

GreenPeace, here.

Washington lobbyists pushed anti-EU letter ahead of Google decision, here.

Amtsgericht: Weitergabe von Kontaktdaten an WhatsApp unzulässig

FAZ, hier.

Canadian Supreme Court Doesn't Like Facebook Clickwrap in Big Privacy Suit, here.

The European Commission decision on online shopping: the other side of the story

Google, here.

Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service

Press release, here.
Commissioner Vestager's statement here. 

Bundeskartellamt verhängt Bußgelder gegen Hersteller von Industriebatterien in Höhe von insgesamt rd. 28 Mio. Euro

Bundeskartellamt, hier.

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

Bloomberg, here.

Yelp, Oracle and News Corp have signed a letter supporting EU action against Google

Recode, here.

Algorithms and Collusion – the debate by the OECD Competition Committee, here

Autodesk Generative Design takes in constraints and makes its own 3D models

TechCrunch, here

South Korea: KFTC reviews Google and Facebook’s market dominance

CPI, here

Google to Face EU Antitrust Fine as Soon as Tuesday

Bloomberg, here.
Press conference at 12 pm CET: confirmed. Watch it live, here.

From @WavesBlog's archive:
Brussels, 30 November 2010
Commission probes allegations of antitrust violations by Google, here.

On likely mood beyond the pond here.

EU tests limits of drug pricing freedom in landmark probe

Reuters, here.

The Massive Data Collection by Facebook – Visualized

DataEthics, here.

"Wurstlücke“ – Weitere Bußgelder in Höhe von rund 110 Mio. Euro entfallen in Folge von unternehmensinternen Umstrukturierungen

Bundeskartellamt, hier.

Mydex, data protection, privacy online and, of course, social enterprise.

Kibble, Podcast here


UNICEF, here

The great intellectual property trade-off

T. Harford, here

German Law Paves Way for Self-Driving Cars

Bloomberg BNA, here

Between a Rock and Two Hard Places: Whatsapp at the Crossroad of Competition, Data Protection and Consumer Law

N. Zingales, here

With Whole Foods Purchase, Amazon Just Bought a Playground for Big Data

Entrepreneur, here

Raising good robots

Aeon, here


Ethik-Kommission (eingesetzt durch den Bundesminister für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur), hier.

Vergleichsportale müssen transparenter werden

VZBV, hier

Should Uber’s next CEO be a robot?

RoughType, here

Expedia loses hotel rate parity case in France

TravelWeekly, here


Wired, here

Warnungen vor Freihandelsabkommen mit Japan

FAZ, hier

To Survive Amazon, Supermarkets Need to Get to Know You

Bloomberg, here

Media Companies Are Getting Sick of Facebook

Bloomberg, here

The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

NYTimes, here bleibt im Streit über Bestpreisklauseln hart, hier

Why Wall Street still needs human traders

Axios, here

The information age is over, welcome to the machine learning age

VentureBeat, here

Ordnungspolitik in der digitalen Welt

J. Haucap, U. Heimeshoff, hier


Wired, here.

UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit

Hogan Lovells, here

Microsoft admits it disables anti-virus software in response to Kaspersky's EU complaint

TheVerge, here.

Amazon Will Let Customers Try On Clothes Before Buying

NYTimes, here.

Hollywood Studios Are Suspicious of VidAngel's New Filtering App

HollywoodReporter, here

Ce que va changer le RGPD : le principe de portabilité des données personnelles

ZDNet, ici

Uber Can’t Be Fixed — It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down

B. Edelman, here.

Apple uses Supreme Court decision to attack Qualcomm

FT, here and here.
Complaint here.

The Rise and Fall of the Word 'Monopoly' in American Life

TheAtlantic, here

Amazon bringt 50 neue Dash-Buttons, hier

The industry reacts to Apple’s podcast changes

NiemanLab, here

A Silicon Valley Congressman Takes On Amazon

TheAtlantic, here

Yes, for AI, it really is all about the data

Venture Beat, here

Big Data et éthique : premier meetup réussi à DigitYser

IntoTheMinds, here

Copyright reform against the background of Pay TV and Murphy

ChillingCompetition, here

Beim Shoppen auf Schritt und Tritt überwacht

VZBV, hier

Amazon Bites Off Even More Monopoly Power

L. Khan, here

How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies

McKinsey Global Institute, here

It's time to break up Amazon

fastCompany, here.

Computational Propaganda Worldwide: Executive Summary

Oxford Internet Institute, here.

America’s Amazon Problem

M. Stoller, here.


P. Ohm, here.
'I will never again think of a model without thinking of O’Neill’s lovely example of the model she uses to select what to cook for dinner for her children' how true:

Pg. 19 "The input to my internal cooking model is the information I have about my family, the ingredients I have on hand or I know are available, and my own energy, time, and ambition. The output is how and what I decide to cook. I
measure the success of a meal by how satisfied my family seems at the end of it, how much they’ve eaten, and how healthy the food was. Seeing how well it is received and how much of it is enjoyed allows me to update my model for the next time I cook. The updates and adjustments make it what statisticians call a “dynamic model.”

Microsoft and the UN to provide digital IDs for undocumented people (blockchain)

Engadget, here.

World Retail Banking Report 2017

Capgemini, here.

Competition Law: Convergence in Uncertainty are We Where We Thought We Were?

D. Gerber, here.

Lighting company fined £2.7 million for restricting online prices

CMA, here.

The Race Is On to Challenge Google-Facebook ‘Duopoly’ in Digital Advertising

WSJ, here and here

What to know about Europe’s antitrust fracas with Google

DigiDay, here

Données clients : les banques cherchent le bon modèle, ici

Amazon:such problems

FT, here and here

How Amazon Is Changing the Whole Concept of Monopoly

NewRepublic, here

One Model To Learn Them All

Google (+Toronto U.), here

Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy

K. Rahman, here

Amazon-Whole Foods deal could mean new phase of retail

USAtoday, here

No more ‘OK Google’: Cortana can now be the default assistant on Android

SearchEngineLand, here

Accountability and governance

ICO, here

The History of the General Data Protection Regulation

EDPS, here

Fahr doch auf einen Kaffee bei Starbucks vorbei

FAZ, hier

Court Turns Down "Dancing Baby" Copyright Case

Hollywood Reporter, here

FCA Releases Discussion Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology

ReedSmith, here

Kartellamt übernimmt Verbraucherschutz

"DÜSSELDORF, 12. Juni. Nach dem Inkrafttreten des reformierten Wettbewerbsgesetzes baut das Bundeskartellamt eine Abteilung für den Verbraucherschutz auf. Sie soll vor allem im Internet für den Datenschutz und einen lauteren Wettbewerb sorgen. Für die zusätzlichen Aufgaben sind noch keine Stellen bewilligt, so dass die neue Abteilung anfangs mit einer Handvoll Beamten auskommen muss. Geleitet wird sie von Carsten Becker, bisher verantwortlich für die Energie- und Mineralölwirtschaft. Das wichtigste Instrument sind Sektoruntersuchungen, die bei begründetem Verdacht auf Verstöße eingeleitet werden können. Damit durchleuchtet das Kartellamt die Marktbedingungen, um eine Grundlage für ein konkretes Eingreifen zu gewinnen. Gerade in der Internetwirtschaft gebe es Fälle, in denen Unternehmen durch eine einzige rechtswidrige Maßnahme Millionen Verbrauchern auf einmal schaden können. Hier sei es sinnvoll, den vorwiegend privatrechtlich organisierten Verbraucherschutz zu unterstützen"

Umfrage: Mehrheit in Deutschland für Gesetze gegen "Fake News", hier.

Scoring: Digitale Diskriminierung

ZDF, Video hier

Interview with Johannes Laitenberger, Director-General for Competition, European Commission

The Antitrust Source, here

Amazon Patent Would Block Comparison Shopping In Stores

Fortune, here


CIS, here

The Trump Executive Order on drug prices: not what was promised nor needed, and contrary to US self interest

J. Love, here

Big data and competition – big deal or no deal?

Conversation witt Richard Whish, here

How Artificial Intelligence is set to disrupt our legal framework for Intellectual Property rights

IPWatchDog, here

A discussion about AI’s conflicts and challenges

TechCrunch, here

Does Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods Check Out?

Harvard Business School, here

The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?

Pew Research Center, here

Drones Go to Work

C. Anderson, here

Datenschutzrechtliche Empfehlungen zum automatisierten und vernetzten Fahren

Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit, hier

A discussion about AI’s conflicts and challenges

TechCrunch, here.

Bibliography on antitrust and algorithms

C. Ritter, here.
...and I could think of a few more ;-)

Oracle v. Google: The amicus briefs filed in support of Google:, here

Decision: Unfair pricing in respect of the supply of phenytoin sodium capsules in the UK

CMA, Case CE/9742-13, here

Predatory Innovation: A Response to Suzanne Van Arsdale & Cody Venzke

T. Schrepel, here

View on digital giants: they farm us for the data

TheGuardian, here

Amazon's New Customer

Stratechery, here

How Barcelona’s citizens will control the use of their data

GovInsider, here

Réflexions sur les remèdes concurrentiels applicables aux moteurs de recherche: doit-on enjoindre d’ajuster les algorithmes?

F. Marty, ici

Is breaking its ‘free cancellation’ pledge?

TheGuardian, here

Tim Cook Says Apple Focused on Autonomous Systems in Cars Push

Bloomberg, here

Competition by Design

First draft available here. Let me know if you have any comment! My presentation here.

Report Of Study Group On Data And Competition Policy

Japan FTC, here. Summary of the Report here. Full Report here (Japanese - waiting for a copy of your translation).


AAI, here.

Algorithmic Collusion: Problems and Counter-Measures

OECD Roundtable on Algorithms and Collusion,  Note by A. Ezrachi & M. Stucke, here

Without DOJ Backing, States Pursue AmEx Antitrust Appeal

Bol.bna, here.

Apple adds ad tracker blocker to desktop Safari

TechCrunch, here.

We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans

MIT Technology Review, here.

Prioritizing Human Well-being in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

IEEE, here.

Amazon Japan to no longer force vendors to offer lowest price

Nikkei, here.

Algorithms and Competition

CPI Podcast, here

Family ties: the intersection between data protection and competition in EU Law

F. Costa-Cabral, O. Lynskey, here

Why Apple is struggling to become an artificial-intelligence powerhouse

Washington Post, here.

Apple WWDC 2017: all the highlights from Apple's developer conference

Wired, here

When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts

K. Grace, J. Salvatier, A.  Dafoe, B. Zhang, and O. Evans, here

EC opens formal investigation into distribution practices of clothing company Guess

Press Release, here. 

Circular by Design

European Environment Agency, here.

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?

The Guardian, here

Understanding Google’s new online/offline conversion tracking

LINC, here

FairML: Auditing Black-Box Predictive Models

Blog.fastforwardlabs, here

8 Ways Machine Learning Is Improving Companies’ Work Processes

HBR, here

Ad-block argument

Vice News, here

Looking Up in the Data-Driven Economy

A. Ezrachi, M. Stucke, here

Here’s why Whatsapp won an antritrust case in India

Medianama, here

Digital Privacy Is Making Antitrust Exciting Again

Wired, here

AI-augmented government

Deloitte, here

Algorithms and Collusion

OECD Secretariat, Background Note, here.

Locally noisy autonomous agents improve global human coordination in network experiments

H. Shirado, N. Christakis, here.

Uber’s Future May Rely on Predicting How Much You’re Willing to Pay

Bloomberg Tech, here.

Public consultation on Building the European Data Economy

MPI, Position Statement, here.

Data protection impact assessments in the European Union: complementing the new legal framework towards a more robust protection of individuals

d.pia.lab, here.

Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe

BBC News, here

The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms

D. Autor, D. Dorn,  L. Katz, C. Patterson, MIT J. Van Reenen, here

This is the age of the Microsoft and Amazon economy

FT, here

Bundestag beschließt halbgares Open-Data-Gesetz, hier

Traité de Marrakech : l'injuste compensation financière pour les oeuvres adaptées

ActuaLitté, ici

Hayek Meets Information Theory. And Fails.

Evonomics, here.

Google says it is ‘rethinking all our products’ for the AI age

FT, here and here

Facebook/WhatsApp merger: BEUC welcomes fine but regrets failure to tackle consumer data concerns

BEUC, here

Merger enforcement: getting the priorities right

C. Esteva Mosso. here

Antitrust 4.0

My Presentation, here (Italian/English).

Consumers Are Losing Confidence In Data Privacy, Healthcare, Car Safety

NationalMemo, here


Provvedimento qui

BEUC applies to join Google Android and Facebook/WhatsApp competition investigations

Press Release, here

EC opens formal investigation into Aspen Pharma's pricing practices for cancer medicines

Press Release, here

Google makes changes to AdSense in a bid to increase transparency for website publishers

TechCrunch, here


T. Schrepel, here

Why Amazon is eating the world

TechCrunch, here

There is a conversation in the US about whether antitrust law should be rethought

FT, here

Sorry, Dave, I can't code that: AI's prejudice problem

TheRegister, here

Designer l'absence

V. Duchatelle, ici

Big Data and Competition Law, here

Privacy in Automation: An Appraisal of the Emerging Australian Approach

A. Daly, here

“Be Careful; Things Can Be Worse Than They Appear” — Understanding Biased Algorithms and Users’ Behavior Around Them in Rating Platforms

M. Eslami, K. Vaccaro, K. Karahalios, K. Hamilton, here

E-commerce Sector Inquiry Final Report Heralds Renewed Enforcement by the Commission

Cooley, here


AEPD y ISMS Forum Spain, here

Automated Machine Learning — A Paradigm Shift That Accelerates Data Scientist Productivity @ Airbnb

Airbnb, here

The Uber electronic platform, whilst innovative, falls within the field of transport

AG, Case C-434/15, here

Will Siri Ever Outsmart Us?

Decrypted, Audio here

The Sharing Economy Meets the Sherman Act: Is Uber a Firm, a Cartel, or Something in Between?

M. Anderson, M. Huffman, here

Mylan Tried to ‘Squelch’ EpiPen Rival, Sanofi Says in Lawsuit

Bloomberg, here

Hell: Gonzales v. Uber

Gonzales v. Uber Technologies Inc., 17-cv-02264, here.

Swedish Carriers Raided by EU Over Anti-Competition Concerns

Bloomberg, here.

Microsoft's Nadella banks on LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce

Reuters, here

Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example

The Royal Society, here.

Facebook kommt vorerst nicht an Whatsapp-Daten

FAZ, hier.

Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?

NYTimes, here

EDPS Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (ePrivacy Regulation)

EDPS, here

Tech companies need to move less fast and break fewer things

Wired, here.

Interview with Professors Eleanor Fox and William Kovacic

Antitrust, here

The evidence is piling up — Silicon Valley is being destroyed

BusinessInsider, here

It’s This Easy To Look Inside An Algorithm

Fastcodesign, here

'The Handmaid's Tale' And Surveillance: Silicon Valley Acts As Trump's Eyes, Whether Willing Or Not

Forbes, here

WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Hit Record in 2016, Driven by New Top-Level Domain Names

Press Release, here

Uber broke Apple’s iOS privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn't happy about it

TheGuardian, here

Three Hard Lessons the Internet Is Teaching Traditional Stores

WSJ, here.

Algorithms and competition

M. Vestager, here . Large friendly letters? "It's true that the idea of automated systems getting together and reaching a...