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Data portability effects on data-driven innovation of online platforms: Analyzing Spotify

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  • Florez Ramos, Esmeralda
  • Blind, Knut

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces a new right to data portability, which allows users to move their personal data to other platforms, potentially affecting competition between rival platforms offering similar (homogeneous/substitute) products or services within the European Union. However, it is still unclear what effects this new regulation could have on competition and, consequently, on innovation in digital markets. Therefore, this paper analyzes the effect of data portability driven by competition on the data-driven innovation response of online platforms such as Spotify, Google, and Facebook.

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  • Florez Ramos, Esmeralda & Blind, Knut, 2020. "Data portability effects on data-driven innovation of online platforms: Analyzing Spotify," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 44(9).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:44:y:2020:i:9:s030859612030118x
    DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2020.102026
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