Antitrust Antitrust

Privacy can have antitrust implications, India's competition chief warns

By Freny Patel
  • 21 Sep 2021 00:57
  • 21 Sep 2021 02:09
Antitrust scrutiny can be applied to any loss of privacy in the digital economy that has exploitative and exclusionary implications for competition and harms consumers, India's top antitrust official warned in a recent speech.
Data collection by gatekeeper firms that results in customer profiling and targeted advertising "is not just

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Freny Patel


Freny has been covering antitrust law, M&A and regulations for over a decade, serving as Asia editor at Policy and Regulatory Report. Prior to joining as an editor at Mergermarket, she headed the banking bureau of a leading Indian financial daily, Business Standard. When India privatized the insurance sector, she had her own column in The Observer.

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