Content type: Advocacy
7th December 2018
Consumers benefit from the existence of competitive markets, in which they can freely choose among a wide range of products and services. Competition policy plays an important role in this regard by ensuring that competition is not disrupted in a way that can harm consumers directly (e.g. leading to price increases or less choice) or indirectly (e.g. weakening competition as a process by hampering the ability of firms to compete on the merits).
Content type: News & Analysis
9th October 2018
Image Source On 10 October 2018, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Consumer Data Privacy: Examining Lessons From the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act". The Senate will hear from: Dr. Andrea Jelinek, Chair, European Data Protection Board Mr. Alastair Mactaggart, Board Chair, Californians for Consumer Privacy Ms. Laura Moy, Executive Director and Adjunct Professor of Law,…
Content type: Advocacy
2nd October 2018
Privacy International encourages the European Commission to consider ways to reform or at least re-interpret competition regulation to address the data protection implications and the broader societal challenges posed by the exploitation of data by big corporations. This includes, for example, systematic consideration of data protection issues (including though consultation with relevant data protection authorities and organisations protecting privacy and consumer rights) when assessing mergers…
Content type: Explainer
26th September 2018
In the digital economy there is a trend towards corporate concentration. This is true for social media platforms, search engines, smart phone operating systems, digital entertainment, or online retailers. Meanwhile, the way in which market dominance is measured traditionally does not always capture the extent of their control: firstly, their products and services are often “free” and secondly, it’s often not clear in which “markets” and “sectors” these companies operate, since there is so much…
Content type: Report
1st August 2018
Privacy International welcomes the opportunity to file these comments in advance of the Federal Trade Commission’s public hearings on competition and consumer protection in the 21st century.