This CERRE report analyses the processes that turn data into economic value for online search, e-commerce and media platforms. It concludes that forcing data sharing through policy intervention would not prevent dominant incumbents from continuing to benefit economically from greater access to data over new entrants. Instead, policy makers should focus on enabling niche entry, niche growth and a level playing field for competitors in new and emerging markets.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCentre for Regulation in Europe (CERRE)
Number of pages135
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2020
EventData sharing for digital market contestability -
Duration: 9 Sep 2020 → …


  • Data
  • Platforms
  • Competition policy
  • Data sharing

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