Analysis

Antitrust Enforcers Could Be Stymied By Computer Cartels

Law360, Fort Wayne (March 22, 2017, 10:55 AM EDT) -- Software that could allow companies to gain an unfair advantage over rivals is growing ever more advanced, and competition regulators scrambling to equip themselves to address antitrust schemes cooked up by computers may eventually find their existing enforcement methods inadequate, experts say.

Regulators have not yet been hindered from pursuing anti-competitive behavior assisted by software, given that humans have ultimately been responsible for the conduct. However, the day may come when sophisticated computer programs independently collaborate to muscle out competitors or take illegal actions to gain dominance in the marketplace, as European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager warned last week....

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