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Competition rebooted: Enforcement and personal data in digital markets

September 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


18 months after the preliminary opinion of the EDPS on the interplay between data protection, competition law and consumer protection in the digital economy, there have been several developments and new issues emerging at EU and national levels.

Following the Facebook/Whatsapp merger, DG COMP’s new enforcement priorities, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) inquiry into the commercial use of consumer data and more, this seminar will provide competition law practitioners with insight into these developments, explore new issues and deepen understanding of the growing role of data in competition law.


Key topics

  • The role of data in digital markets from a competition economics point of view
  • Personal and “Big Data” factored into the assessment of mergers and exclusionary or exploitative conduct of dominant undertakings
  • The CMA inquiry on the commercial use of consumer data