Antitrust Agencies Need Better Tools To Probe Big Data

Law360, New York (August 17, 2016, 8:28 PM EDT) -- Antitrust authorities around the world are behind the curve when it comes to understanding the competitive effects of big data, and according to a pair of former enforcers, regulators need to develop more precise tools to measure the market impact of data-driven mergers and acquisitions.

We are firmly in the era of big data, say Maurice E. Stucke and Allen Grunes, founders of the Konkurrenz Group and former prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. It's an era in which companies such as Google and Twitter are amassing unprecedented levels of information about their users that can give them...

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