, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 114–119 | Cite as

Data Economy and Antitrust Regulation

  • Christian RuscheEmail author
Articles Market Regulation


Data becomes a more and more important factor in the economy. To fully develop the economic potential of the data economy, antitrust regulation has to prevent the abuse of market power while sustaining the benefits of cooperation. This paper presents the pillars of European antitrust regulation and explains the particular challenges posed by data. Finally, it is shown that current antitrust law is well prepared to meet these requirements.


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© ZBW and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln e.V.KölnGermany

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