Competition Policy in Data-Driven Ecosystems

Date: 
16/02/2017 - 14:15 to 18:00
Venue: 
Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

Within an ever-expanding digital economy, the regulation of the use of data and big data has become a priority for policy-makers and government agencies across the world. A new CERRE research project aims to better understand the competitive dynamics of the use of personal and non-personal data. The main recommendations of that report will be presented at this CERRE Executive Seminar, which will also include a high-level debate amongst industry players, policy-makers, regulators and other experts.

Background

In the age of an Internet with ‘free’ services, data has become a currency. Personal and non- personal data, in particular when used in large quantities, are now the basis of the business models of most Internet and digital firms. The use of data and big data can have positive effects on consumer welfare such as a reduction of search costs or information asymmetry, but can also have negative effects such as abusive use of data, higher personalised prices or reduction of personal autonomy.deli

Given these developments, the regulation of the use of data and big data has become a priority for policy-makers and government agencies across the world. In the EU, the recent adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation, as well as the Privacy Shield Agreement with the US, will have important consequences on the way data use is regulated. Antitrust agencies are also looking into the issue, with cases being opened at both a European and Member State level.

This CERRE report studies the relationship between data, market power and dominance, as well as the use of data for personalised pricing and for target advertising. Based on legal and economic analyses, the report proposes concrete recommendations for competition agencies which have to deal with the complex issues raised by the development of a data-driven economy.

This event is reserved for CERRE members' representatives and a limited number of non-members.

14:15

Registration

14:30

Chairman's welcome and introduction 
 

Professor Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

14:40

Keynote Speech
 

Isabelle de Silva

President,
Autorité de la Concurrence, France

 

15:00

Panel 1 – Market power and Data
 

Presentation of the findings of the CERRE Report, followed by panel discussion

Professor Alexandre de Streel

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor of EU Law, University of Namur 

 

 

With additional comments from: 

Professor Martin Peitz

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim

 

16:10

Coffee Break
16:30
Panel 2 – Personalised prices and targeted advertising
 

Presentation of the findings of the CERRE Report, followed by panel discussion

Professor Marc Bourreau

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor of Economics, Telecom ParisTech

 

 

With additional comments from: 

Professor Martin Peitz

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim

17:40
Reaction & key take-aways 

17:55

Conclusion & closing remarks

18:00

Cocktail reception
 

Discussants: 

Dr Malte Beyer-Katzenberger

Policy Officer, 
DG Connect, European Commission

 

 

Christian D'Cunha

Policy Assistant to the Supervisor, 
European Data Protection Supervisor

 

 

Luukas Ilves

Counsellor, Digital Affairs, 
Permament Representation of Estonia to the EU

 

 

Dr Jan Krancke

Vice President, Regulatory Strategy & Economics, 
Deutsche Telekom

 

 

Jakob Kucharczyk

Associate Director,
CCIA Europe

 

 

Miguel Perez Guerra

Senior Antitrust Counsel,
Google

 

 

Cyril Ritter

Case Handler, Antitrust Case Support & Policy Unit,
DG Competition, European Commission

 

 

 Beatriz Sanz Fernández-Vega

 Head, Competition & Data Policy, Public Policy,
 Telefonica

 

 

 

 

Above you will find the slides used by Professors Bourreau, Graef and de Streel to present the findings of the CERRE report. 

Thursday 16 February 2017, 14.15-18.00,
Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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