Cross Competition among Information (Digital) Platforms

09-06-2015

The workshop, prepared by Policy Department A for the ITRE committee, addressed the questions “should we avoid global information monopolies, and what place for European platforms?” It concludes that it is unclear how dominant large digital platforms actually are. Markets are often contestable due to dynamic competition for the market. Policy should focus on paving the way for European champions and there is a need for revising non-digital policies governing traditional industries in order to remove barriers for enterprises to adapt to new realities.

The workshop, prepared by Policy Department A for the ITRE committee, addressed the questions “should we avoid global information monopolies, and what place for European platforms?” It concludes that it is unclear how dominant large digital platforms actually are. Markets are often contestable due to dynamic competition for the market. Policy should focus on paving the way for European champions and there is a need for revising non-digital policies governing traditional industries in order to remove barriers for enterprises to adapt to new realities.