Competition Law and Big Data
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Competition Law and Big Data

Imposing Access to Information in Digital Markets

Beata Mäihäniemi

In this timely book, Beata Mäihäniemi analyses and evaluates how the characteristics of information as a good, as well as the characteristics of digital platforms, affect the application of competition law in both theory and practice.
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Chapter 12: On the choice of legal procedures and actions for the European Commission in Google Search (Shopping) decision

Beata Mäihäniemi


This chapter evaluates the legal procedures and actions of the European Commission in the Google Search (Shopping) investigations. In particular, it ponders upon the Commission’s choice to switch from the commitments mode to the prohibition decision and the characteristics of both of these procedures. It also evaluates the available remedies, such as equal treatment of rivals, as well as other remedies, for example break-up, search neutrality, and auction.

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