Antitrust Antitrust

Algorithmic collusion leaves ‘digital trail’ for enforcers to use in court, US DOJ official says

By Michael Acton
  • 11 May 2023 21:05
  • 11 May 2023 21:05
Algorithmic collusion leaves a digital trail that is “gold dust” for enforcers if they bring court cases, and the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division is hiring experts who can make sense of code and determine whether price-fixing or other antitrust violations have occurred, the head of the division’s San Francisco

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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