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(En)lightening talk with Arletta Gorecka, University of Strathclyde

Updated: Feb 19, 2023

SCOTLIN is delighted to announce its final seminar from the (En)lightening Talks series. On 24 February 2023, 13.30h GMT, Arletta Gorecka, University of Strathclyde, will will hold a presentation as part of our series of (en)lightening talks on: "The other side of the coin: privacy justifications in anticompetitive proceedings under Article 102 TFEU".


With the rise of Web 2.0, and a variety of other digital services and products, personal data represents a key input to a growing number of digital services and products, including, but not limiting to, social networks, search engines, and/or online dating services. Data could be harvested by digital platforms across different devices, such as computers, laptops, and tablets. The ability to acquire and process unlimited quantities of personal data has become a source of competitive advantage, raising antitrust issues and potential breaches of data privacy. However, as the competition authorities are gradually considering privacy in competition law assessments, treating them as an element of abuse of dominant position, this talk turns to discuss to what extent undertakings could rely on improvements of privacy to avoid anticompetitive liability, within Article 102 TFEU. This is one of the most nascent interactions on the horizon between competition law and data privacy law. In order to scrutinise the findings, the recent developments introduced by Google and Apple are discussed in relation to its possible efficiency and objective justifications.

Discussant: Prof. Mariateresa Maggiolino, Bocconi University

This is a free event. Registration is mandatory.

To register, click here.



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