Platforms, ad industry unveil self-regulatory code to fight online disinformation

IAPP, here

Supreme Court upholds validity of Aadhaar, BJP calls it a historic judgement

Scroll-in, here. Ruling here

High time for rhyme and reason

P. Marsden, here



A bit "banalization of hipster," IMHO, but I can totally subscribe to this one:



and I'm also a bit of an"open movement" devotee myself:





Google announces an opt-out feature to ‘forced login’ on Chrome coming in mid-Oct

TechCrunch, here

Twitter’s approach to privacy

D. Kieran, here.

Amazon’s Approach to Privacy

Andrew DeVore, here.

Vendita biglietti per i concerti di musica dal vivo: avviata istruttoria nei confronti di Ticketone

A523, Provvedimento qui

Margrethe Vestager at Bloomberg Global Business Forum 2018

Video here, here.

Australian agency claims blockchain breakthrough

FinExtra, here

Regulator calls in Paypal's $2.2bn iZettle merger on day it completes

Cityam.com, here.

See CMA, here.


Cartel in the smart card chip market: Philips’ appeal dismissed and Infineon’s fine needs a second look

Judgments in Cases C-98/17 P Koninklijke Philips NV and Philips France v Commission and C-99/17 P Infineon Technologies AG v Commission, Press Release here.

The Effective Competition Standard: A New Standard for Antitrust

M. Steinbaum, M. Stucke, here

Exhaustion of intellectual property rights if there’s no Brexit deal

Gov.UK, here

UK Competition Appeal Tribunal Confirms Ban on Online Sales Is Inherently Restrictive of Competition

Cooley, here

Trust in blockchain based decentralized data infrastructures

B. Bodó et al., here

Nudge Turns 10: A Q&A With Cass Sunstein

Behavioral Scientist, here

ICO consults on privacy “regulatory sandbox”

Covington, here

Salesforce, AWS expand partnership with secure data sharing between platforms

TechCrunch, here

Public Consultation on Digital Ethics: Summary of outcomes

EDPS, here

European tech companies call on EU to toughen regulations

FT, here

John Oliver explains how Facebook is wreaking havoc overseas

Vox, here

The Alphabet Soup of Regulators in the Crypto Space Just Added a Few More Letters

Texas Lawyer, here

Intelligence artificielle : les banques françaises tâtonnent encore

La Tribune, ici

Analysing Apple Pay Transactions

Elcomsoft, here

Have ‘Big Tech’ Platforms Got Too Much Power?

S. King, here

Data, Innovation and Transatlantic Competition in Finance: The Case of the Access to Account Rule

G. Colangelo, O. Borgogno, here

The uncertain future for banking and regulation

S. King, here

Amazon Is Invading Your Home With Micro-Convenience

The Atlantic, here

Big Tech is overselling AI as the solution to online extremism

The Conversation, here

Google’s Forced Sign-in to Chrome Raises Privacy Red Flags

ThreatPost.com, here. See also here

STRATEGY ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES

UN Secretary General, here

How Platform Strategies Continue to Create Value

G. Parker, M. Van Alstyne, and P. Evans, here

AB InBev faces EU antitrust fine in Belgian beer case - sources

Reuters, here

Apple completes acquisition of Shazam, will remove ads from free version

Android Police, here

The Cryptocurrency Market

Source: @OxfordCompEcon

Why Instagram’s founders are leaving: dwindling independence from Facebook

TechCrunch, here

Turkish Android Infringement Decision

Tough choice, but still my fav
Here, Google Translate from Turkish. Two lovely ❤️ students of mine who speak this beautiful language will soon provide a better translation. 

Smart technology regulation is essential for innovation

J. Ryan, Video here

Brussels bids to get ahead of the curve with Amazon investigation

FT, here

An open governance model for the AMP Project

AMP, here

EU-Wettbewerbshüter untersuchen Amazon

FAZ, hier

HOW TO EXERCISE THE POWER YOU DIDN’T ASK FOR

J. Zittrain, here

Amazon Probed by EU on Data Collection From Rival Retailers

Bloomberg, here.  More info hier and here.

Mentioned this possibility in my "old" big data paper, here (written 2015! - amazing how the years just fly by)

Tesla Faces U.S. Criminal Probe Over Musk Statements

Bloomberg, here

Android and Forking Restrictions: On the Hidden Closedness of “Open” (new, extended, more relaxed version)

S. Vezzoso (me), here.


French bookshops revolt after prize selects novel self-published on Amazon

The Guardian, here

Google admits changing phone settings remotely

BBC, here

Commission opens formal investigation into possible collusion between BMW, Daimler and the VW group on clean emission technology

EC, here

BUNDESKARTELLAMT VS FACEBOOK: TIME TO REFRESH ‘GDPR’S WALL’?

A. Massolo, here

THE ONLINE HOTEL BOOKING MONITORING EXERCISE

F. Manca, here

COPYRIGHTS ON DATA AND COMPETITION POLICY IN THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET STRATEGY

V. Falce, here

ALGORITHMIC OPACITY AND EXCLUSION IN ANTITRUST LAW

M. Patterson, here

Resale Price Maintenance and Artificial Intelligence

Hausfeld, here

Google-Deal lässt Aktienkurs von Tomtom um 30 Prozent fallen

FAZ, hier

Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl: Reformierte Verbandsarbeit

Bundeskartellamt, Fallbericht, hier

Germany high court postpones YouTube intellectual property case for EU interpretation

Jurist.org, here

What is blocking blockchains? A common sense, legal evaluation

E. Mik, here

Google partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to put Android into millions of vehicles

TechCrunch, here

"La régulation des télécoms doit s'étendre aux terminaux"

La Tribune, ici. Rapport ici.

How Game Apps That Captivate Kids Have Been Collecting Their Data

NYTimes, here

GOOGLE CHINA PROTOTYPE LINKS SEARCHES TO PHONE NUMBERS

The Intercept, here.

Here is Google's official response:
"We've been investing for many years to help Chinese users, from developing Android, through mobile apps such as Google Translate and Files Go, and our developer tools. But our work on search has been exploratory, and we are not close to launching a search product in China."

(Big) Data and the North-in-South: Australia’s Informational Imperialism and Digital Colonialism

M. Mann, A. Daly, here

FADING OUT THE ECHO OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

G. Noto La Diega, Presentation here

Apple 'wants to serve everyone,' says Tim Cook

Asian Review, here.

Class action in Italia contro Facebook: richiesta di rimborso per l’uso ‘abusivo’ dei dati

Business Insider, qui

F.T.C. Hearings Add to Efforts That Threaten Tech Industry

NYTimes, here

Think writing process

Ubernomics: Platform Monopolies & How to Fix Them

R. Pollock, here

Behördliche Durchsetzung des Verbraucherrechts?

R. Podszum, C. Busch, F. Hennig-Bodewig, hier

Viele Apps halten sich nicht an die neuen Datenschutzregeln

Handelsblatt, here

Open Energy

Fingleton Associates, here

Anatomy of an AI System

K. Crawford, V. Joler, here

IA, Big Data, robots : quels bénéfices en attendre ? À quelles conditions ?

Anvie, ici

FAIR PLAY: Apple’s Shazam Deal Shows EU Eyeing, Not Halting, Big Data

Bloomberg, here

Teller has abused its dominant position by using rebates conditional on exclusivity and provisions regarding exclusivity

Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, here

A Right to Reasonable Inferences: Re-thinking Data Protection Law in the Age of Big Data and AI

S. Wachter, B. Mittelstadt, here

Zu hohe Maklergebühren? Grüne fordern Kartellamts-Prüfung

Die Welt, hier

Haftung von YouTube für Urheberrechtsverletzungen

Bundesgerichtshof, hier.

Promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services

EP, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Draft Report, here

SENIOR GOOGLE SCIENTIST RESIGNS OVER “FORFEITURE OF OUR VALUES” IN CHINA

The Intercept, here

Sector Inquiry Health

The Austrian Pharmacy Market, here

Congress seeks probe of deepfakes

Axios, here

FTC Hearings

FTC, here. Videos available here.

Economists (and Economics) in Tech Companies

S. athey, M. Luca, here

iTunes: Verwirrung um verschwundene Filme

Heise.de, hier. 

Man jailed in Italy for selling fake TripAdvisor reviews

The Guardian, here

Algorithms and competition

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