After a first conference proposed in October 2014, on the economics of digital platforms, the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair, organized a second conference dedicated to regulation issues. Two real examples of digital platforms in the market for video games on one hand and on the distribution of pharmaceuticals, illustrated the debate that followed between the most relevant regulators: Competition Authority, ARCEP, CSA and the CNIL.
Thus, we could listen Cédric O'Neill, founder of '1001 pharmacies.com "and Pierre Forest, founder of Metaboli, Marc Lebourges, Orange, Chairman of the ETNO Working Group « Competition Policy »before benefiting from presentations and discussion among regulatory authorities, represented at the highest level: Bruno Lasserre, Competition Authority Chairman, Sébastien Soriano, ARCEP Chairman, Nicolas Curien, CSA Member and Edouard Geffray, Secretary General of the CNIL.
The supply and demand of many services offered on the platforms, the organization of multi-sided markets, have many features that make the regulation of these platforms a priori complex. Many difficulties are related to the ability of the regulators to react promptly in an economy that is changing much faster than the regulation, while preserving the necessary serenity of the institutions responsible for implementing them. Moreover, these markets global in essence, regulators can often oppose a national response. Time and territoriality are the two dimensions on which it is necessary to work to invent effective regulation of digital platforms benefiting to the consumers.
We propose to find here all the presentations and debates held at the conference.
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