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Big data and innovation: Key themes for competition policy in Canada

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Feb 19, 2018

On February 19, 2018, the Competition Bureau (the Bureau) of the Government of Canada released its final report on Big Data and Innovation: Key Themes for Competition Policy in Canada, which summarizes the Bureau’s enforcement approach.

For mergers and monopolistic practices, the Bureau will continue to apply its traditional framework to market definition, market power and competitive effects. Where issues concerning big data are involved, the Bureau will consider both the efficiencies and consumer benefits from a network, but also whether big data could impose barriers to new competition or soften competition between firms.

Review the report on the Bureau's website.

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