Back to Basics: The ABCs of Disruptive Technologies and Antitrust and Competition Law

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Europe’s competition law climate is weathered by fear and speculation regarding the dangers of technologies, which despite not being newly discovered, are described as “disruptive” because they’ve overturned conventional business models. Not only is there a lot we don’t know about these “disruptive” technologies, but some individuals have gone further to refer to the companies developing these technologies as “BADD” – big, anticompetitive, and destructive to democracy.