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Brussels’ Digital Plan Leaves the Key Issue Unaddressed

December 14, 2020

To promote well-being and shared prosperity, EU decision-makers will need to show the same desire for competition beyond the boundaries of digital markets.
By:
Mario Mariniello
Date: December 14, 2020
Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

This opinion piece was originally published on Euractiv, Rzeczpospolita and Il Sole 24 Ore.

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission will publish its proposal to address excessive power in digital markets. Zeroing in on the digital sector makes little economic sense: new limits to Big Tech’s leverage will not give the European economy the dynamism it needs to foster technological development.
Whether you are the mother of a teenager, a business owner or a worker, it is likely that you have never felt more powerless in the digital

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A timid start for European Union data governance

November 26, 2020

Europe needs all pieces of its data strategy puzzle to be in place to enhance its competitive position: there is still a long way to go.
By:
Mario Mariniello
Date: November 26, 2020
Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

This opinion post was originally published in Domani.

The Data Governance Act proposal, published on 25 November 2020 by the European Commission, is a first step along what the Commission envisages as the path towards a common European data space. The act would establish principles for data sharing: between private entities and between the public and private sectors. After the great disappointment of COVID-19 tracking smartphone apps, with download rates as low as 3% in France, the aim with the proposed regulation is to incentivise data sharing by creating a

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