Pricing algorithms: next enforcement challenge for Competition Authorities?

The potential anticompetitive impact of the automation of decision-making has become a topic of great interest in recent times. Self-learning pricing algorithms are focusing the agenda from the European competition authorities due to two potential harmful effects on business conduct: price discrimination and collusive practices. It is precisely the second effect that is generating greater uncertainty and debate. One of the key questions is whether it is possible to design a fully-autonomous software capable of colluding without any explicit human intervention and contact between competitors.

Día de Internet: Cuatrecasas en el entorno digital

Hoy 17 de mayo se celebra en todo el mundo el Día  de Internet, una fecha en la que se reconocen los grandes a avances que nos ha proporcionado esta tecnología. Desde que a mediados de los 60 el Departamento de Defensa de los EEUU promoviese el desarrollo de una estructura de ordenadores y redes de comunicación que respondiera incluso ante un eventual ataque nuclear hasta el día de hoy, el crecimiento de Internet ha sido imparable.