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The draft digital markets act: a legal and institutional analysis

Ibáñez Colomo, Pablo ORCID: 0000-0001-7019-0645 (2021) The draft digital markets act: a legal and institutional analysis. Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, 12 (7). 561 - 575. ISSN 2041-7764

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The proposal for a Digital Markets Act signals a new approach to the regulation of Big Tech in the EU and beyond.1 The legislative machine has been set in motion following a change in the attitude of authorities and stakeholders vis-à-vis the growing and transformative role of online platforms in the economy. It has been argued—including in a number of reports for public authorities2—that competition law, in its current incarnation, would be unable to address the challenges raised by Big Tech. According to this view, it would not be sufficiently effective to respond to the actual or potential effects resulting from the power wielded by these firms. Several alleged...

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Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 15:00
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 11:27

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