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Existing competition tools inadequate to address issues related to monopoly of data, feel experts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The existing are inadequate to address issues related to ownership and monopoly of data, according to experts.

"Data is the modern of economy, monopolisation of data leads to the concentration of power and our are inadequate to address the issues related to ownership and monopoly over data," former (CCI) said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a panel discussion here, he also said that

"disruptive innovation" is often driven by big data, led algorithms.

Former CCI member Geeta Gouri said there is a lack of clarity in the concept of competition.

"From the regulators' point of view the two major problems in case of are cartelisation and patents," she said, adding that a nuanced and positive patent policy in needs to evolve to keep pace with the ever changing digital economy.

She also noted that the regulator needs to follow a more nuanced approach with respect to competition issues related to

The panel discussion was organised by non-profit group (CUTS).

The CCI keeps a tab on unfair business practices across sectors and has also dealt with various cases related to technological matters.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:40 IST