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 13: Introduction to Part III: policy recommendations on abuse of dominance by information intermediaries

Beata Mäihäniemi


Competition law is now facing challenges that are perhaps overturning its very foundations. These challenges are brought about by the increased use of big data, machine-learning and the fact that everything in business is aiming at using, recycling and affecting the quality of information. These require extensive policy changes on the part of competition law. EU competition rules is one of the few legal tools available to tackle these issues and there is therefore a need to discuss how to accommodate the changing environment, by offering concrete tips on how to update competition law in the age of digitalisation, stemming from the lack of such information.

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