Google and IAB ad category lists show ‘massive leakage of highly intimate data,’ GDPR complaint claims

TechCrunch, here

Google and adtech body criticised over data protection

FT, here

Competition Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Sector (2009-2017)

EC, here

Gripe to UK, Ireland, Poland: Ad tech industry inhales, then 'leaks' sensitive info on our health, politics, religion

The Register, here

Another tech bubble could be about to burst

FT, here

The Copyright Killer

GCR, here

Bußgeld gegen Fahrradgroßhändler ZEG wegen vertikaler Preisbindung

Bundeskartellamt, hier

Automating Society: Taking Stock of Automated Decision-Making in the EU

AlgorithmWatch in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung, supported by the Open Society Foundations, here

Japan Introduces ”Commitment Procedure” for Alleged Antitrust Violations

Orrick, here

How To Stop Amazon From Swallowing The Internet

H. Singer, here

Apple and Aetna are teaming up on a new app to help track and reward healthy behavior

CNBC, here

GOOGLE’S SIDEWALK LABS PLANS TO PACKAGE AND SELL LOCATION DATA ON MILLIONS OF CELLPHONES

The Intercept, here

Public Understanding of GDPR

Open Rights Group, here

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

TechCrunch, here

Google rejects regulator checks on search algorithms

AFR, here (and here).

Ein EU-Gesetz mausert sich zum globalen Standard

NZZ, hier

Daten teilen – mit dem Staat?

FAZ, hier

Brussels set to block rail merger between Alstom and Siemens

FT, here

The video of #CPDP2019 Opening Night Book Launch of "Surveillance Capitalism"

Here

Surveillance Capitalism: A Competition Policy Assessment

This is finally (on very last day, of course, and this after an already generous deadline extension - am I the only one?) my submission to the Ascola 2019 Conference (extended abstract). Any comments from @wavesblog Readers? I’d be extremely grateful (my email address is mentioned in the first footnote, thank you!).

Update on GDPR complaint (RTB ad auctions)

Brave, here

PRIVACY GROUPS CLAIM ONLINE ADS CAN TARGET ABUSE VICTIMS

Wired, here

China’s threat to Europe’s rail is a ‘straw dragon’

FT, here

Cal Newport on Why We'll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes

QC.com, here

Approach to final Regulatory Technical Standards and EBA guidelines under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)

FCA, here.

UK watchdog proposes tougher rules for peer-to-peer lending

Reuters, here.

#CPDP2019

YouTube channel here

The First major truly "open" Android phone in the wake of the Android remedies?


« C’était surhumain » : des joueurs professionnels ont perdu contre une IA à Starcraft 2

Numérama, ici

An Alternative Vision for Antitrust in the Digital Age with Cristina Caffarra

Techopoly, Podcast here

A faster, more efficient cryptocurrency

MIT News, here

Merging WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram could kill Facebook

Wired, here

The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite

NYTimes, here

Mark Zuckerberg, Let Me Fix That Op-Ed You Wrote

K. Swisher, here

Quel est le rôle des plateformes dans l’économie numérique ?

Le Monde, ici

NHS to offer paid-for DNA tests if patients share data

BBC, here

The facts about Facebook

TechCrunch, here

Algorithmic regulation and the rule of law

M. Hildebrandt, here

Italy Makes First-Ever Official Move Toward Blockchain Regulation

Finance Magnates, here

Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019?

TechCrunch, here.

Google's cert petition in Google v. Oracle

Here.
More here.
And what I wrote on the topic centuries ago is here.

Amazon Can’t Fix Facial Recognition

C. O’Neil, here.

Product Quality and Entering Through Tying: Experimental Evidence

H. Kim, M. Luca, here.

Perspectives on Issues in AI Governance

Google, here.

Max Schrems Files New Privacy Complaints That Seem To Show The Impossibility Of Complying With The GDPR

TechDirt, here.

PhD Candidate Robbert van Eijk measures privacy component in online advertising

Uni Leiden, here.

How Do You Govern Machines That Can Learn? Policymakers Are Trying to Figure That Out

NYTIMES, here.

‘The industry can’t say it hasn’t been warned’: Media execs react to Google’s GDPR fine

DigiDay, here.

Apple's Security Expert Joined the ACLU to Tackle 'Authoritarian Fever'

Motherboard, here.

The Canal+ Judgment (T-873/16), and the end of the Pay-TV Case (or the illusion of precedent)

A. Lamadrid, here.

CNIL: Millionenbußgeld gegen Google wegen DSGVO-Verstößen

P. Hense, Video hier.

Blockchain’s Occam problem

McKinsey, here.

The New Madison Approach Goes to Court

Orrick, here.

DIGITALISIERUNG BRAUCHT ZIVILGESELLSCHAFT

Phineo.org, hier.

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

The Register, here.

COLLUSION BY BLOCKCHAIN AND SMART CONTRACTS

T. Schrepel, here.

China blocks Bing access in curb on last foreign search engine

FT, here.

Cooperation, Dependence and Eviction - How Platform-To-Business Relationships in Mobile Telephony Ecosystems Should Be Addressed in A Competition Law Perspective?

F. Marty, J. Pillot, here.

Merger Review in the 2020s: Do Digitalization and Globalization Change the Analysis?

T. Igarashi, here.

Privacy and Manipulation in the Digital Age

T. Zarski, here.

Google’s European Monopoly (& Shrinking Click-Through Opportunities)

SparkToro, here.

Data Broker That Sold Phone Locations Used by Bounty Hunters Lobbied FCC to Scrap User Consent

MotherBoard, here.

Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online

TechCrunch, here.

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 Jäger 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 européen ? »

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 obligación que se les pre-contraten los servicios con una antelación mínima de 6 horas.

ACCO, Nota de Prensa aquí.

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 écosystèmes 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-Privée 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 ofrecerá servicios bancarios: por una competencia financiera real y justa

El Economista, aquì.

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 Marktführer; 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. Jütte, 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.

Algorithms and competition

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