Georgios Petropoulos

Courts should regulate Uber, not ban it

The ‘sharing economy’ matches people who want to share assets online. Rather than buying a power drill that I only need for 15 minutes, for example, I can just rent one from someone else who’s not using theirs. Such efficiency gains may come at a cost for the traditional economy. Manufacturers of power drills might see profits shrink due […]

March 3rd, 2016|Economics, Georgios Petropoulos|Comments Off on Courts should regulate Uber, not ban it|
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    The economic value of personal data for online platforms, firms and consumers

The economic value of personal data for online platforms, firms and consumers

The European Union’s Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) defines personal data as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person or data subject. Personal data can be viewed as an economic asset generated by the identities and behaviours of individuals which is traded in exchange for higher quality services and products. The amount of personal data stored is […]