Facebook: abuso di posizione dominante per violazione della privacy degli utenti

Entro un anno, gli utenti tedeschi di Facebook potranno decidere se permettere o meno che il social network combini i dati che essi generano all’interno della piattaforma con quelli generati usando Whatsapp, Instagram o quei siti terzi che utilizzano i tasti di condivisione o usano gli strumenti di analisi creati da Facebook. Facebook ha giĆ Continue reading “Facebook: abuso di posizione dominante per violazione della privacy degli utenti”

Algorithms: The Puppet-master

An algorithm is a step by step method of solving a problem. It is commonly used for data processing, calculation and other related computer and mathematical operations. [Technopedia] Algorithms are becoming the master of our fates. An algorithm decides the results of our Google search, whether we are entitled to receive a loan, the priceContinue reading “Algorithms: The Puppet-master”

Is OPEC a (successful) cartel?

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded in Baghdad in 1960 by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Nowadays the international organisation counts 14 Members. OPEC’s mission is: to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure anContinue reading “Is OPEC a (successful) cartel?”

Open Standards to Boost the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) integrates the physical world into a computer-based system to allow objects to collect and exchange data. This inter-networking should bring improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefits. However, many of the benefits of the IoT will occur only as a result of a widespread approach, sharing of data across the valueContinue reading “Open Standards to Boost the Internet of Things”

Vertical mergers are not necessarily competition law friendly

The vertical integration of producers of complementary products or services results in no loss of direct competition as they operate at different levels of the supply chain. On the one hand, vertical mergers are likely to produce efficiency gains because they give rise to a direct incentive to reduce prices and/or improve quality. On theContinue reading “Vertical mergers are not necessarily competition law friendly”

Economics and Competition Law

“Economics is the study of how society decides what, how and for whom to produce.” Begg, Fischer and Dornbusch “A lawyer who has not studied economics…is very apt to become a public enemy.“ Justice Brandeis (1916) “To abandon economic theory is to abandon the possibility of rational antitrust law.“ Judge Robert Bork (1978)   ItContinue reading “Economics and Competition Law”