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Wettbewerb

Wettbewerb

Ziel des Wettbewerbsrechts ist es, für fairen und unverfälschten Wettbewerb zu sorgen, indem es beispielsweise vor dem Missbrauch von Marktmacht schützt. Zahlreiche Dienstleistungen, vor allem im Online-Bereich, werden als kostenlos beworben, erfordern jedoch in Wirklichkeit eine Bezahlung durch den Kunden, und zwar in Form seiner personenbezogenen Daten. Eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen politischen Entscheidungsträgern in den Bereichen Datenschutz, Wettbewerb und Verbraucherschutz könnte helfen, die Effizienz des Binnenmarktes und gleichzeitig das Wohl und die Auswahlmöglichkeiten des Verbrauchers zu sichern.

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23/09/2016
23
Sep
2016

Big Data

Stellungnahme des EDSB zur kohärenten Durchsetzung von Grundrechten im Zeitalter von Big Data

20/06/2016
20
Jun
2016

Consumers shaping the digital economy

Keynote speech by Giovanni Buttarelli given at BEUC Digiforum 2016, Brussels

08/03/2016
8
Mar
2016

Les données et la concurrence dans l'économie numérique

Opening statement by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Roundtable on data and competition hosted by l’Autorité de la Concurrence, Paris, France

24/09/2015
24
Sep
2015

Competition Rebooted: Enforcement and personal data in digital markets

Keynote speech of Giovanni Buttarelli given at Joint ERA-EDPS seminar

03/02/2015
3
Feb
2015

Antitrust, Privacy and Big Data

Speaking points of Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels

21/01/2015
21
Jan
2015

Privacy and Competition in the Digital Economy

Speech of Giovanni Buttarelli given at the European Parliament's Privacy Platform, Brussels

26/03/2014
26
Mar
2014

Wettbewerbsfähigkeit im Zeitalter von Big Data

Vorläufige Stellungnahme zum "Privatsphäre und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit im Zeitalter von „Big Data“: das Zusammenspiel zwischen Datenschutz, Wettbewerbsrecht und Verbraucherschutz in der digitalen Wirtschaft"

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13/06/2013
13
Jun
2013

Datenschutz und Wettbewerb: Schnittstellen und Wechselwerkung

Rede von Peter Hustinx bei dem Seminar Covington & Burling LLP "Das Datenschutzrecht im Kontext wettbewerbsrechtlicher Untersuchungen", Brüssel

21/06/2011
21
Jun
2011

Integrität und Transparenz des Energiemarkts

Stellungnahme zum Vorschlag für eine Verordnung des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates über die Integrität und Transparenz des Energiemarkts, OJ C 279/03, 23.09.2011, p.20

The main aim of the Proposal is to prevent market manipulation and insider trading on wholesale energy (gas and electricity) markets. The Proposal contains several provisions relevant to the protection of personal data, including those on market monitoring and reporting and investigation and enforcement. The EDPS recommendations included the following:

The Proposal should clarify whether any personal data may be processed in the context of market monitoring and reporting and which safeguards will apply. If, in contrast, no processing of personal data is expected (or such processing would only be exceptional and would be restricted to rare cases, where a wholesale energy trader might be an individual rather than a legal entity), this should be clearly set forth in the Proposal, at least in a recital.

Provisions on data protection, data security and accountability should be clarified and further strengthened, especially if the processing of personal data would play a more structural role. The Commission should ensure that adequate controls are in place to ensure data protection compliance and provide evidence thereof ("accountability").

The Proposal should clarify whether on-site inspections would be limited to a business property (premises and vehicles) of a market participant or also apply to private properties (premises or vehicles) of individuals. In the latter case, the necessity and proportionality of this power should be clearly justified and a judicial warrant and additional safeguards should be required. This should be clearly foreseen in the proposed Regulation.

The scope of the powers to require "existing telephone and existing data traffic records" should be clarified. The Proposal should unambiguously specify what records can be required and from whom. The fact that no data can be required from providers of publicly available electronic communications services should be explicitly mentioned in the text of the proposed Regulation, at least in a recital. The Proposal should also clarify whether the authorities may also require private records of individuals, such as employees or executives of the market participant under investigation (e.g. text messages sent from personal mobile devices or browsing history of home internet use). If this would be the case, the necessity and proportionality of this power should be clearly justified and the Proposal should also require a warrant from a judicial authority.

With regard to reporting of suspected market abuse, the Proposal should explicitly provide that any personal data contained in these reports should only be used for purposes of investigating the suspected market abuse reported. Unless a suspected market abuse has led to a specific investigation and the investigation is still on-going (or a suspicion has proved to be well-founded and has led to a successful investigation), all personal data related to the reported suspected market abuse should be deleted from the records of all recipients after the lapse of a specified period (unless otherwise justified, at the latest two years following the date of report). In addition, parties to an information exchange should also send each other an update in case a suspicion proves to be unfounded and/or an investigation has been closed without taking further action.