Themes of the conference are:
- Competition and Non-competition concerns: rethinking the distinction
- Vertical restrictions in the digital economy: towards a new framework
- Rethinking power in competition law
- A new procedural framework for competition law in the digital economy
AmCham EU’s competition policy conference, Brussels, 12 November 2019.
The document above, dated 23 January 2009 has been declassified.
Alexandra Geese MEP is pleased to invite you to the panel-discussion on „How is politics influenced by big data, micro-targeting and profiling? The case of the Five Star Movement in Italy and Brexit in the UK”.
Are parties using micro-targeting more successful than those refusing to do so? How should political parties behave? Do we need regulation in order safeguard our democracy? With the help of leading academic experts as well as critical journalists, we delve into the ethical and legal aspects of data use in politics by looking at two examples: the Five Star Movement in Italy and the pro-Brexit campaign in the UK, both known for the use of big data.
Eurofound’s Management Board has adopted an ambitious work programme for the organisation for 2020, the last of the current multiannual programme for 2017-2020. In a landmark meeting, which saw the election of the Chair and Vice-Chairs – as well as a keynote presentation by Joost Korte, Director General of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion – the decision by the Management Board reaffirms Eurofound’s important role in providing EU-level decision makers, as well as relevant national level policymakers, comparative information to improve the working lives and quality of life of people in Europe.
Researchers, election observers, and governments alike all struggle to measure the scope and impact of Russian disinformation campaigns. So far, sporadic press releases by online platforms constitute the bulk of first-hand evidence of these campaigns, as is the case with Facebook’s latest takedown of Russian operations targeting African countries. More systematic access to this evidence will be key to tackling disinformation and election meddling.
The summary of the debate is now available.
Paris, 7 November 2019.