Big Data, Big Tech and Competition Policy: Where are we and where are we going?

Professor A.V. Dicey Classroom, Jackman Law Building, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

78 Queens Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

February 25, 2020 12:30 - 14:00 ET

We have arrived at the crossroads of Big Data, Big Tech and Competition Policy but before we decide which direction we should take, it’s important to carefully reflect on where we are.

Co-hosted by University of Toronto Law School and Torys LLP, this panel of experts—including representatives from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Competition Bureau—will seek to draw some lines and clarity on these issues and add to the basic building blocks of a path forward: analysis, enforcement tools, and institutions.


12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Panel


Bilal Sayyed, Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission
Keldon Bester, Special Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner, Competition Promotion Branch
Anthony Niblett, U of T Law School, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Law, Economics, & Innovation
Dany Assaf, partner and Co-Chair of Competition and Foreign Investment practice, Torys (moderator)

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Meet the Speakers