TKS: Competition Law Enforcement in Digital Markets

Welcome to our hybrid Tuesday coffee seminar with presentation by Dr. Samson Esayas associate professor at BI Norwegian Business School! 

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Competition Law Enforcement in Digital Markets

Big technology companies – Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft (GAFAM) – have come under increased scrutiny from competition authorities around the globe. Google has twice received record-breaking fines from the European Commission for violating EU competition rules on abuse of dominant position. There are also many ongoing investigations against these companies in the EU and the US looking into access to platforms, use of data and privacy. Despite these efforts, there are still concerns that traditional competition law is inadequate to address issues raised by big tech and ex-ante regulation might be needed. In this talk, we’ll look at the prominent competition cases against big tech and some of the ongoing legislative initiatives that aim to fill in the gap in competition law enforcement in relation to digital markets.

Dr. Samson Esayas is an associate professor at BI Norwegian Business School with a teaching experience in wide range of topics including privacy and data protection, LegalTech, Internet governance, and EU competition law at BI, the University of Oslo and Queen Mary University of London. His research focuses on the interplay between law, technology and markets as regulatory tools, with a particular emphasis on the intersection between data privacy and competition law. His PhD thesis addressing these issues has won His Majesty the King’s Gold Medal, which is awarded to ‘an outstanding young researcher who has provided vital contribution to his/her field of research’ based on dissertations assessed at the University of Oslo.

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Contact person: Øystein Flø Baste.

Publisert 18. mai 2022 18:08 - Sist endret 19. mai 2022 14:47