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Book Release Webinar: Competition, Data and Privacy in the Digital Economy by Maria Wasastjerna | 15 September 2020

1 September 2020

Join Our Book Release Webinar with Maria Wasastjerna and Anu Bradford!

We are pleased to invite you to our book release webinar on Tuesday 15 September 2020 at 10am.

In her new book “Competition, Data and Privacy in the Digital Economy”, Partner and LL.D. Maria Wasastjerna discusses the growing role of data and privacy in the competitive landscape of digital markets. The book addresses challenges of measuring intangible welfare harms and the invisible cost of privacy that consumers pay for seemingly free online services.

The subject could not be more topical considering the current economic climate, with policymakers debating digital platform regulation and breaking up Internet gatekeepers, the European Commission’s merger investigation into Google/Fitbit due to data concerns, and the US congressional hearings with the world's largest tech companies concerning monopolies and concentration of market power. These developments can all be linked to the broader question, addressed in Maria’s book, whether antitrust is fit for purpose, and how regulators are responding to the novel challenges of digital competition in the EU and the US.

In the webinar, Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia Law School, will discuss with Maria the highly relevant and contemporary themes raised in her book.

If you are interested to join the webinar, please contact Lari Ruohonen (