EU to veto Siemens, Alstom rail merger: sources

#EUcompdigit: some (personal) visual memories






  
 
























Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints

TechCrunch, here

Netflix: Fortnite is a bigger rival than HBO

WashingtonPost, here

In Utrecht or thereabouts next Monday afternoon? Come and join us for a BIG discussion!

Workshop: Smart data and Competition Law, Utrecht University, more info here

La forme des choix

LINC, ici

Smart glasses and data protection

EDPS, Technology Report No 1, here

Responsibility in the Age of Emerging Technology

P. Nemitz, here

Examining Copyright Protection of AI-Generated Art

C. Dee, here (p. 31 ff.).

The Unwanted Sharing Economy: An Analysis of Cookie Syncing and User Transparency under GDPR

T. Urban et al., here

Shaping competition policy in the era of digitisation

You can re-watch THE EU Competition Conference here 

Jean Tirole at #EUcompdigit

Video, here

Margrethe Vestager's Addresses #EUcompdigit

Video, here

Tracking technology to reveal whether food produced legally and sustainably

The Guardian, here

Commission approves BASF's acquisition of Solvay's nylon business, subject to conditions

EC Press Release, here

For teens, digital technology is good. Or bad. Or maybe neutral?

Ars Technica, here

Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

BBC News, here

Netflix, Spotify & YouTube: Eight Strategic Complaints filed on “Right to Access”

Noyb, here

ICYMI (and ICIFAT - In Case I Forget About Them)

Amazon and the Law of the Jungle, here.
Android Remedies: Tearing Down the Wall, here.
Geo-blocking of Audio-visual Services in the EU: Gone with the Wind?, here.
Sabbiere, innovazione e concorrenza: il caso fintech, qui.


Google Spends $40 Million for Fossil Watch Tech to Fight Apple

Bloomberg, here

Congress needs to address consumer data privacy in a responsible and modern manner

The Hill, here

How Tracking And Selling Our Data Became A Business Model

WBUR, Audio here

Capturing the Classroom

GTP, here

Facebook and Google Are the New Data Brokers

C. Hoofnagle, here

Ist die Bank N26 wirklich so toll?

FAZ, hier

Disruption is thriving in unexpected areas

FT, here

AG Szpunar advises CJEU to rule that quotation exception is not limitless and that there is no fair use in the EU

IPKitten, here

AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source

Stratechery, here

Wyoming Lawmakers Advance Blockchain ‘Sandbox’ Bill

Coindesk, here

A Grand Bargain on Data Privacy Legislation for America

ITIF, here.
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Der JĂ€ger der missbrauchten Daten

Republik.ch, hier

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’ Review: The New Big Brother

WSJ, here

Die zweite EU-Richtlinie zu Zahlungsdiensten hat eine Revolution im Verborgenen ausgelöst

Handelsblatt, hier

Fake News, Real Money: Ad Tech Platforms, Profit-Driven Hoaxes, and the Business of Journalism

J. Braun, J. Eklund, here

Große Koalition nimmt WhatsApp ins Visier

Handelsblatt, hier

Gartner Predicts for the Future of Privacy 2019

Gartner, here

Colonised by data: the hollowing out of digital society

M. Pirogan, here

Fusion Alstom-Siemens : « La constitution d’un Airbus du ferroviaire sera-t-elle favorable pour le consommateur europĂ©en ? »

Le Monde, ici

Buying a new purse? This startup wants to help you pay for it — but could also get you into debt.

Vox, here

Market Dominance in Chip Manufacturing Will Mean Higher Prices

InsideSources, here

Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence

CBS, video here

Japan’s Robot Hotel Just Laid Off Half Its Robots

Futurism, here

Facebook’s Privacy Problems Get Real in Germany

Bloomberg, here

WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba

TechCrunch, here

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON AMAZON, MICROSOFT, AND GOOGLE AGAINST SELLING FACIAL RECOGNITION TO GOVERNMENT

ACLU, here

Antitrust’s Messy Breakup Fallacy

R. Woodcock, here

The Most Powerful Person in Tech Is … David Cicilline?

Bloomberg, here

Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism

LA Review of Books, here

« Les deux visages des fusions-acquisitions »

E. Combe, ici

Facebook made a $300 million pledge to help journalists — just like Google did last year

Recode, here

FINA RELAXES RULES, WON’T BAN ATHLETES FOR COMPETING IN NON-FINA MEETS

SwimSwam, here

Open banking quietly delayed

InnovationAus, here

Good Data Ethics

A. Zeffiro, here

Korea to tear down barriers to fintech innovation

FinExtra, here

FACEBOOK'S '10 YEAR CHALLENGE' IS JUST A HARMLESS MEME—RIGHT?

Wired, here

After GDPR, The New York Times cut off ad exchanges in Europe — and kept growing ad revenue

DigiDay, here

Basic Private Auctions Are ‘Going The Way Of The Dinosaur’ As Programmatic Cleans Up

AdExchanger, here

THE QUEST TO TOPPLE SCIENCE-STYMYING ACADEMIC PAYWALLS

J. Ito, here

Data-rich Markets: The Best of Possible Worlds?

ICLE, here (heavily redacted title ;-) - SV), here

Experian responds

Here; Appendices here

ONLINE ADVERTISING: TRENDS, BENEFITS AND RISKS FOR CONSUMERS

OECD Digital Economy Paper No.272, here

Geo-blocking of Audio-visual Services in the EU: Gone with the Wind?

S. Vezzoso (this Blog's Author), here.



(...years waiting for this moment)

BLOCKING THE DATA STALKERS

New Economics Foundation, here

La ACCO considera discriminatorio y restrictivo de la competencia imponer a los VTC’s la obligaciĂłn que se les pre-contraten los servicios con una antelaciĂłn mĂ­nima de 6 horas.

ACCO, Nota de Prensa aquĂ­.

Kartellamt knöpft sich Facebook vor

Bild.de, hier

When data is capital: Datafication, accumulation, and extraction

J. Sadowski, here

CONFERENCE DEBRIEFING (5A): WIE GEFÄHRLICH SIND BIG DATA, KÜNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ UND ALGORITHMEN FÜR DEN WETTBEWERB?

A. Rösner, hier

“Alexa, play some music” isn’t the only time Amazon is listening to you.

J. Voiovich, here

The Creative Industries

J. Waldfogel, here

From Mad Men to Maths Men: Concentration and Buyer Power in Online Advertising

F. Decarolis, G. Rovigatti, here

Data Brokers Co-Opetition

Y. Gu, L. Madio, C. Reggiani, here

S.M.A.R.T.


FTC v. Qualcomm: Trial and Implications?

Orrick, here

India central bank convenes digital payments panel

FinExtra, here

Coopération, dépendance et éviction. Quelle appréhension concurrentielle des liens inter-entreprises dans les écosystÚmes de téléphonie mobile ?

F. Marty, J. Pillot, ici

AI for international economists

R. Baldwin, here.

Status quo on fighting planned obsolescence

Recent-ecl.blogspot.com, here

Why Regulators Went Soft on Monopolies

J. Tepper, here

Vente-PrivĂ©e et « l’illusion de faire une bonne affaire » : le site rejette les accusations

Numérama, here.

Auf die digitale folgt die analoge Revolution

NZZ, hier

'Rule of Trust': The Power and Perils of China’s Social Credit Megaproject

Y.-J. Chen, C.-F.Lin, H.-W. Liu, here.

Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, and the Quest to Kill eBay

S. Yegge, here

Female Economists Push Their Field Toward a #MeToo Reckoning

NYTimes, here

Automatorts: How Should Accident Law Adapt to Autonomous Vehicles? Lessons from Law and Economics

E. Talley, here

Liability Rules in the Internet of Things: Why Traditional Legal Relations Encourage Modern Technological Innovation

R. Epstein, here.

Open Banking year one: Insights from the CMA9 and more

FinExtra, here

Le lien unissant un chauffeur et Uber reconnu « contrat de travail »

Le Monde, ici

What if algorithms could abide by ethical principles?

STOA, here.

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

NYTimes, here

The California Consumer Privacy Act will have a significant business impact on the digital advertising industry.

IAB, here

Congress spends $0 on independent assessments of technology issues

Washington Post, here

German watchdog deals new blow to Alstom-Siemens rail tie-up

FT, here

Online Manipulation: Hidden Influences in a Digital World

D. Susser, B. Rossler, H. Nissenbaum, here

Online Advertisers Embrace Blockchain to Fight Fraud

Bloomberg, here

Structural presumption in U.S. merger control policy would strengthen modern antitrust enforcement

J. Kwoka, here

The Day Antitrust Died?: Episode 1, Frederic M. Scherer

Ipse Dixit podcast here

Senators aim to give internet companies doctor-like duties to protect our data

TechCrunch, here

Consumer data right: Rules outline

ACCC, here

Options to maintain a competitive digital economy

ESB, here (Google translate), original here

Facebook Is Developing a Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp Transfers, Sources Say

Bloomberg, here

The Law and Economics of Apple Inc. v. Pepper

Technology Policy Institute, here

Contre le pouvoir des plateformes, établir une portabilité sociale des données

S.I.Lex, here

Competitive Enhancement involving Digital Platformers: Japanese authorities

White & Case, here. And here.

The New ECN+ Directive: Towards an Even More Integrated Antitrust Enforcement in the EU

Arnold & Porter, here

WHY IT'S HARD TO ESCAPE AMAZON'S LONG REACH

Wired, here

How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.

M. Read, here

2018 Code of conduct on internet quality of service

ARCEP, here

Google ofrecerĂĄ servicios bancarios: por una competencia financiera real y justa

El Economista, aquĂŹ.

Economists calculate the true value of Facebook to its users in new study

ArsTechnica, here

AncestryDNA ist in Deutschland - Und wo ist der Datenschutz?

T. Weichert, hier

AutomatedPricingAlgorithmsandCollusion:ABraveNewWorldorOldWineinNewBottles?

S. Li, C. Xie, here

How Apps on Android Share Data with Facebook - Report

Privacy International, here

How to Fix America's Monopoly Problem

L. Khan, here

The U.S. Needs Conglomerate Merger Legislation

R. Lande, here

Infectious healthcare waste disposal sector in Corsica: excessive prices

Autorité de la concurrence, here

Regulating the disrupters

J. Tirole, here

Banken sind MarktfĂŒhrer; aber welche Chance haben sie im Zahlungsverkehr gegen Apple, Google und PayPal?

IT-Finanzmagazin.de, hier

BLACK MIRROR: BANDERSNATCH COULD BECOME NETFLIX’S SECRET MARKETING WEAPON

The Verge, here

Thou shalt not sample… without permission!

J. Quintais, B. JĂŒtte, here

Microsoft is privately testing 'Bali,' a way to give users control of data collected about them

ZDNet, here

What They Are Saying: Experts Continue To Point Out Flaws In EC’s Android Decision

Springboard, here

Perils of Surveillance capitalism

S. Zuboff, Video here

The Competitive Landscape of AI Startups

HBR, here

Qualcomm-FTC lawsuit: Everything you need to know

Cnet, here.

A Real Remedy the FTC Should Demand of Facebook

Public Knowledge, here

Bayer/Monsanto: Summary of the Decision (and the whole 946 pp.)

Here. and the whole Decision here.

Comparative approaches of the United States and the European Union to the monopoly/abuse of dominance problem

E. Fox, here

Competition Policy in the European Union and the United States: The Treatment of Dominant Firms

B. Kovacic, here

Prime and Punishment

The Verge, here

Why US Antitrust Law Should Not Emulate European Competition Policy

G. Manne, here

AG Racine Sues Facebook for Failing to Protect Millions of Users' Data

Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, here.
Complaint here

Travel agents seek EU antitrust probe into Lufthansa pricing

Reuters, here

Amazon and Facebook Reportedly Had a Secret Data-Sharing Agreement, and It Explains So Much

Gizmodo, here

Google Keeps Yelp, Consumer Watchdog Out of EU Court Appeal

Bloomberg, here. The Order here.

The Web (in this part of the world?) now belongs to Google, and that should worry us

ArsTechnica, here.
And Google says it was just a bug, here

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

NYTimes, here

CMA tackles loyalty penalty charges

CMA, here

A Painting Given to Eric Clapton Cannot be Used on Album Cover Rules French Supreme Court

The 1709 Blog, here

Vorwurf an Google: Microsoft Edge mit unfairen Mitteln verdrÀngt

Heise.de, hier and here and here

AG Bobek opinion on embedded plugins

EUCJ, here (and here)

The Tactics & Tropes of the Internet Research Agency

New Knowledge, Whitepaper here; slide deck here.

Google still claimed to be blocking search rivals on Android, despite Europe’s antitrust action

TechCrunch, here

UK watchdog says Big Tech pose biggest threat to banks

Reuters, here

Structuralist Innovation: A Shaky Legal Presumption in Need of an Overhaul

D. Auer, here

YES, BIG PLATFORMS COULD CHANGE THEIR BUSINESS MODELS

Wired, here

Warren bill would get feds into generic drug manufacturing

Politico, here

GOOGLE ANDROID: RECORD-BREAKING FINE ON ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES UNDER ARTICLE 102 TFEU

A. Chirita, here

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S ANDROID DECISION AND BROADER LESSONS FOR ARTICLE 102 ENFORCEMENT

N. Banasevic, here

AMAZON AND THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE

S. Vezzoso (this blog's author), here

A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S GOOGLE ANDROID DECISION

P. Akmar, here

WITH UNCERTAIN DAMAGE THEORY COME UNPREDICTABLE EFFECTS OF REMEDIES: “LIBRES PROPOS” ON THE ANDROID CASE

F. Marty, J. Pillot, here

Google Android Antitrust: Dominance Pivots and a Business Model Clash in Brussels

R. Picker, here

DRAFT ETHICS GUIDELINES FOR TRUSTWORTHY AI

EC's HIGH-LEVEL EXPERT GROUP ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, here

THE IP RIGHTS EXEMPTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION LAW RULES TO BE REPEALED

Clifford Chance, here

Commission approves plan by France, Germany, Italy and the UK to give €1.75 billion public support to joint research and innovation project in microelectronics

EC, here.
Statement here.

Trento also involved: Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Mercedes-Benz customers benefit from new data services

Daimler, here

CMA proposes reforms to improve competition in audit sector

CMA, here

Modernisation of EU consumer protection rules: A new deal for consumers

EP ThinkTank, Briefing here.

The IRA, Social Media and Political Polarization in the United States, 2012-2018

P. Howard, B. Ganesh, D. Liotsiou, J. Kelly & C. François, here.

Strategic Review of Retail Banking Business Models

FCA, Final Report, here; Annexes here

COMCO Secretariat agrees with Apple about a TWINT-friendly solution

WEKO, here

GOOGLE’S SECRET CHINA PROJECT “EFFECTIVELY ENDED” AFTER INTERNAL CONFRONTATION

The Intercept, here

The folly of trolleys: Ethical challenges and autonomous vehicles

Brookings, here

Amazon Targets Unprofitable Items, With a Sharper Focus on the Bottom Line

WSJ, here

The End of the Ad-Supported Web - What if we got the business model of the web wrong?

Unlock, here

Shaping competition policy in the era of digitisation: Contributions Received

EC, here.
All of them in one single, searchable pdf file, here (930 pp.). You're welcome.

Commission fines BEH Group € 77 million for blocking access to key natural gas infrastructure in Bulgaria

EC, here

The political economy of Facebook’s platformization in the mobile ecosystem: Facebook Messenger as a platform instance

D. Nieborg, A. Helmond, here

Apple Pay und nun?

IT-Finanzmagazin.de, hier

Year in a Word: Techlash

FT, here

UK Fintech Revolut Receives EU Banking Licence through the central bank in Lithuania

Financemagnates.com, here

ApplePay ist digitale Wegelagerei

H. Bender, hier

Judge Koh rejects Qualcomm's bid to introduce new evidence related to Intel's success with Apple, Qualcomm's new 5G agreements

FOSS Patents, here

Commission fines Guess €40 million for anticompetitive agreements to block cross-border sales

EC, here

It’s time for a Bill of Data Rights

M. Tisné, here

Vom Datenschutz zur human-zentrierten Datenwirtschaft

M. Beyer-Katzenberger, hier (s. 71 ff.), hier.

DEMOCRACY UNDER THREAT: RISKS AND SOLUTIONS IN THE ERA OF DISINFORMATION AND DATA MONOPOLY

House of Commons, Canada, Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, here

Freigabe des Zusammenschlusses der CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA mit der FKP SCORPIO Konzertproduktionen GmbH

Bundeskartellamt, Fallbericht hier

Google 2018 Hearing

Live here.
For a piece of history, you can compare with Eric Schmidt's 2011 Hearing, Video here

On the privacy-conscientious use of mobile phone data

Y. de Montjoye et al., here.

Comments on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy

NTIA, here

Tencent: WeChat Is More Than A Product, It’s ‘An Ecosystem’

AdExchanger, here

The Business of Selling Your Location

NYTimes, Podcast here.

Investigation of generic ‘cartel’ expands to 300 drugs

WashingtonPost, here

Apple Pay finally launches in Germany

TechCrunch, here

Competition Cases Involving Platforms: Lessons from Europe

N. Petit, here

BEUC: Eine EuropĂ€ische Strategie fĂŒr die Daten und Platformwirtschaft (in 3 Bildern)


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Economic dependence: what can we learn from the industrial organization approach?

P. Bougette, O. Budzinski, F. Marty, here

Apple Pay in Deutschland – Fragen und Antworten

Heise.de, hier

EU's Vestager may investigate Apple Pay if there are formal complaints

Reuters, here

Written Testimony

S. Pichai, Before the House Judiciary Committee, Hearing on “​Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filtering Practices” December 11, 2018, here.

Delete All Your Apps

Motherboard, here.

Algorithms and competition

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