Competition Workshop: 'Privacy regulation, competition policy and innovation on the internet'
On March 14 the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, the CPB (Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis) and TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economic CentER of Tilburg University) jointly organise a Competition Workshop on “Privacy regulation, competition policy and innovation on the internet”.
Time: NOTE! March 14, 2012 (Wednesday), 13.30-17.15 hours
Location: NOTE! Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, room 29, The Hague
The interdependence of privacy concerns, innovation, and competition implies that privacy regulation and competition policy can have conflicting goals. Does stronger protection of privacy reduce the scope for data-based innovation, thereby limiting the scope for competition? This Competition Workshop aims to stimulate the discussion on unintended consequences of privacy regulation. Are there trade-offs between privacy and innovation that should be taken into account by privacy and competition authorities?
We cordially invite you to participate in the workshop. If you would like to attend the workshop, please send an e-mail with your name and affiliation to Ali Aouragh (email@example.com). Please note that this workshop takes place in the main building of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. You need to take your ID with you in order to enter the building.
Please, do not hesitate to forward this invitation to your colleagues.
Ali Aouragh (CPB, Unit Markets and Regulation)
Eric van Damme (CentER and TILEC, Tilburg University)
Jurian Muller (Ministry of EL&I, Directorate Competition and Consumers)
Bas Straathof (CPB, Unit Markets and Regulation)