Competition policy in the digital economy 22 November 18

The rise of the digital economy poses challenges for traditional approaches to antitrust and merger control enforcement.

In considering the appropriate competition policy for the digital economy, a number of questions need to be addressed on the role and boundaries of competition policy, including on:

  • access and use of big data,
  • the market power and behaviour of online platforms;
  • and contractual restrictions on online sales.


The keen interest of the European Commission and of national competition authorities in these issues is reflected in a growing number of cases, studies and sector enquiries that are covered by our new Tracker.

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