Blurring boundaries of consumer welfare: How to create synergies between competition, consumer and data protection law in digital markets

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Abstract

The boundaries between the fields of competition, consumer and data protection law have become blurred in the digital economy. This is particularly the case for the rules governing practices of market players relating to the collection and use of personal data of individuals. In addition to possible competition issues, concerns are increasingly raised about the level of data and consumer protection offered by current market players. Ongoing policy and academic debates have begun to consider the question of how these three legal fields interact. The chapter aims to shed light on this issue by comparing the relevant legal concepts as well as the available remedies in each of these areas of law and by outlining how synergies can be achieved with the objective of providing consumers in digital markets with a more integrated form of protection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonal data in competition, consumer protection and intellectual property law
Subtitle of host publicationTowards a holistic approach
EditorsMor Bakhoum, Beatriz Conde Gallego, Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt, Gintarė Surblytė-Namavičienė
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages121-151
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-57646-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-57645-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameMPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law
ISSN (Print)2191-5822

Keywords

  • Competition law
  • Consumer protection
  • Data protection
  • Data portability
  • Exploitative abuse
  • Merger review
  • Digital economy

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    Graef, I. (2018). Blurring boundaries of consumer welfare: How to create synergies between competition, consumer and data protection law in digital markets. In M. Bakhoum, B. Conde Gallego, M-O. Mackenrodt, & G. Surblytė-Namavičienė (Eds.), Personal data in competition, consumer protection and intellectual property law: Towards a holistic approach (pp. 121-151). (MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-57646-5_6