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Debunking the Myths Over Big Data and Antitrust

Allen P. Grunes and Maurice E. Stucke, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 276, 2015

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What are the implications of Big Data on competition policy? Some argue little, if any, and offer several reasons why Big Data is a passing fad. We disagree. As we discuss, competition law can play an important role in maximizing the benefits of a data-driven economy, while mitigating its risks. Our aim here is to first address the competitive significance of Big Data and, second, take on ten myths downplaying Big Data’s antitrust significance.

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