Competition Policy for the digital era

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Abstract edited from first to third person: The report is structured as follows. First, it describes the digital world and is seen as the main ways in which markets function in the digital era (Chapter 2). Then it outlines the views of the goals of EU competition law in the digital era and the methodologies it should use (Chapter 3). Second, with this framework as background, the report discusses the application of competition rules to platforms (Chapter 4) and data (Chapter 5), and then it inquires whether European merger control needs an update (Chapter 6). Then the reportees finally provide their conclusions.