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Data, Privacy, and Competition: Theories of Harm and Data Mobility

BY | January 18, 2022

The dynamics of competition in data-powered ecosystems are motivated by user-related network effects and centered around users. Incumbent platforms thus have incentives to build strategies to protect their market, aimed…

The dynamics of competition in data-powered ecosystems are motivated by user-related network effects and centered around users. Incumbent platforms thus have incentives to build strategies to protect their market, aimed at shielding their user base from contestability by rivals. This includes users from related markets, which may serve as an entry point to the core market of the ecosystem, especially when related markets are data rich. Fostering contestability in ecosystems protected by data-dri

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