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DOJ Antitrust Chief Says Privacy Could Be New Market Asset

Law360 (April 19, 2018, 7:53 PM EDT) -- The head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division laid out his views about digital platforms like Facebook and Google on Thursday, saying privacy is emerging as a new type of asset that digital companies may soon be competing over, but called for measured enforcement of the space.

Speaking at an antitrust conference on digital platforms and concentration, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said the recent scrutiny of companies that collect large amounts of user data through technology platforms is making consumers more conscious about...
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