Big Data and the Automated Vehicle Sector: competition law highlights from recent announcements in Brussels

To say there has been a lot of activity recently in Brussels concerning big data, the digital economy and competition law would be an understatement. The Brussels antitrust community was abuzz with the European Commission’s (“EC“) much anticipated conference on shaping competition policy in the era of digitisation, which took place last month and was attended by a delegation from HSF’s Brussels competition team.

In this short piece we look at one issue which is of interest to the automated vehicle sector and featured in the discussions leading up to the conference as part of the EC’s consultation on Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitisation, which attracted numerous submissions by interested parties. This is the issue of big data and its importance for Connected Automated Vehicles (“CAV“) and competition in the sector.

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