- Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 12:00PM - 1:30PM
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Antitrust and data privacy law are two of the most powerful forces affecting the treatment of our online information. Join Professor Douglas to discuss what happens when these two legal forces collide. The talk will discuss her current work with the Global Privacy Assembly on tradeoffs between the data flows that drive online competition, and the data protection that enhances consumer privacy. When might more competition lead to more — or less— privacy? Could innovative thinking in digital regulation promote both interests?
The talk will trace the rise of the new antitrust/data privacy interface over the past 25 years, and the challenges this interface poses for the creation of cohesive and effective digital policy. Coverage will include recent cases such as Epic v. Apple, and the difficult questions—and disagreements— in this space among antitrust agencies, courts and scholars.
Erika M. Douglas is an Assistant Professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, and a fellow with the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale School of Management. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of antitrust, data privacy and intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on the application of legal theory to new technology. Her recent articles have appeared in Yale Law Journal Forum, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology and Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. Prior to joining Temple, Professor Douglas practiced antitrust law at the Silicon Valley office of Covington & Burling LLP.