Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/214011
Authors: 
Engels, Barbara
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] Internet Policy Review [ISSN:] 2197-6775 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 1-17
Abstract: 
This paper examines the competition effects of data portability among online platforms, providing policy recommendations for the preservation of innovative, undistorted competitive markets. Based on a platform-data model, it is illustrated how users, data and the products of a platform are related. Platform markets which entail an especially high risk of market power abuse are determined. It is concluded that the right to data portability as in the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has to be interpreted in a nuanced fashion in order to avoid adverse effects on competition and innovation.
Subjects: 
Data protection
Competition law
Digital market
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/legalcode
Document Type: 
Article

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