Striking the balance: why we still need a plurality dialogue

5 November 2014 / By Robin Foster Robin Foster is an adviser on strategy, policy and regulation in the media and communications sectors and a founding member of Communications Chambers. He previously held strategy and board level posts at Ofcom, Independent Television Commission, and the BBC and has provided senior level advice to leading organisations including…

European Commission approves Facebook/WhatsApp deal: data concentration and privacy as competition concerns?

October 17, 2014 / By Igne Graef Inge Graef, an expert on the intersection between personal data and competition law on online media platforms from KU Leuven, looks at the Facebook/WhatsApp acquisition and argues that the European Commission should have examined the impact data concentration can have on attracting and retaining users and privacy as a…