Digitalisation continues to reshape industries and economies with huge advantages for business and society. But the growth, strength and influence of tech companies remains a mounting concern for many antitrust agencies.
Sometimes under political pressure, many agencies are asking themselves whether existing antitrust rules and procedures remain fit for purpose or need to be supplemented with new rules, concepts, enforcement policies and even regulation. The overarching theme of the International Competition Network’s 2019 annual meeting was ‘digital’. Over a hundred antitrust agencies from all over the world shared their ideas on what digitalisation means for mergers, cartels and abuse of dominance. Attached snapshot contains the latest updates from Europe, Asia Pacific and Americas.
This snapshot is taken from a full report on Data as an Asset - Key Themes Across Business Models and Multidisciplinary Trends released in September 2019.