Mind the gap: Platform ethics and competition issues

  title={Mind the gap: Platform ethics and competition issues},
  author={Rob Nicholls},
The algorithm driven conduct of platform operators ; as the expert handlers of big data ; is starting to challenge the way in which competition law needs to be enforced. Businesses ; especially platform operators ; acquire data and particularly pricing information from other businesses in real-time. This leads to specific potential problems with autonomous actors engaged in algorithmic tacit collusion. These problems are compounded when usual legal tests for collusive price fixing require both… CONTINUE READING