Viola Trebicka, Gabrielle Kohlmeier
Privacy is often invoked in antitrust suits both to argue that users’ privacy is a procompetitive business justification for restraints on trade, as well as, increasingly, to argue that privacy—instead of price—is an aspect of consumer welfare harmed by alleged monopolists. The direction of the FTC and recent European legislation suggest that privacy will be an increasingly important of antitrust enforcement going forward. This session will look at litigation developments as well as likely future regulatory developments where antitrust and privacy concerns collide.
Viola Trebicka, Partner, Quinn Emanuel
Gabrielle Kohlmeier, Managing Associate General Counsel, Verizon