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2019-12-01 [ ]

Market power of internet platforms: What are the challenges for regulation and competition?

Dr. Leonhard Plank (IFIP) bei einer Abendveranstaltung in der Vertretung Österreichs bei der EU, Brüssel, 3. Dezember 2019

ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation and AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour would like to cordially invite you to our joint event:


Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 18:30h


Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Avenue de Cortenbergh 30 , 1040 Brussels

The market power of big internet companies is constantly increasing. The internet companies - Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc. - have in common that they earn their money mainly with the collection and commercialization of personal user data. Due to their enormous financial strength, they are constantly investing in new business areas and continuously expanding their market power. After heavy fines by the competition authorities, the question is no longer whether - but how they should be regulated. After the presentation of the study by Leonhard Plank "Internet platforms as infrastructures of the digital age" we want discuss – amongst others – the following questions: What solutions are needed at the European level to regulate platforms? Do we need new instruments in competition policy? Speakers

Presentation of the study „Internet platforms as infrastructures of the digital age":

Leonhard Plank, Vienna University of Technology

Panel discussion:

Thomas Kramler, European Commission

Patrick Grant, BusinessEurope

Ulrike Ginner, Austrian Chamber of Labour

Michael Gogola, GPA-djp


Laura Shields, Red Thread