OROSZI Fanni: The Hungarian Competition Authority’s Facebook case: right or wrong approach? Nr. 2021/7.

Big data is becoming the center of attention of many competition authorities in recent times, and the Hungarian Competition Authority is no exception to that. The paper takes a closer look at the Hungarian Competition Authority’s competition supervision procedure the subject of which was the social media platform provider Facebook and whether its communication regarding its services being “free” constitute in any way an unfair commercial practice. The paper proposes an alternative approach as regards the legal basis that the Hungarian Competition Authority could have taken when bringing its decision.

The working paper is available for download here.

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