Session III - Privacy and Competition Law
Join us for the next webinar in BLG’s Managing Privacy in a Connected World 2021 Webinar Series.
Throughout the year, we will host a series of presentations that will continue to bring together leaders and experts in a variety of fields related to privacy, data protection and cybersecurity who will share their knowledge and insights to help your organization achieve its business and growth objectives. These webinars will provide you with the latest updates and trends that will help your organization navigate Canadian and international privacy requirements, benefit from opportunities (e.g. monetization of data and use of AI) as well as mitigate potential risks.
Our next session will take place on May 7, 2021: Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Developments: Privacy and Competition Law .
- Davit Akman, Partner at BLG
- Brendan Fee, Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
In this session, we’ll focus on the intersection between privacy and competition law in Canada and the US. We’ll begin by outlining the ongoing normative debate in Canada, the US and elsewhere regarding the appropriate role (if any) of competition law in addressing various (alleged) harms, including privacy harms, arising from or related to Big Data and, more particularly, to the collection, storage and use by online platforms and other firms of data from and about consumers.
Next, we’ll describe the positions taken by the Canadian and US competition authorities on that question. Finally, we’ll look at the enforcement approaches taken by the Canadian Competition Bureau and US Federal Trade Commission in specific areas where privacy concerns may arise, including misleading advertising and mergers.
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BC: This course has been accredited for 1.0 hour. Course name: BLG’s Privacy & Cyber Risks, Trends and Opportunities for Business – 2021 Webinar Series | Session 3. Course number: N07052021.
QC: Please note, the concept of "recognition" or "accreditation" has been abolished. By doing this, the Barreau is trying to make it easier for lawyers to claim mandatory CLE credits without a formal accreditation process. It is now up to individual lawyers to determine the eligibility of a training activity and to declare the hours in their “Dossier de formation en ligne”.