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Japan crafting antitrust guidelines on big data

Authorities aim to keep dominant players from gaining unfair advantage

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TOKYO -- Seeking to prevent any company from gaining exclusive access to big data, the Japan Fair Trade Commission will consider designating the use of a dominant market position to collect and monopolize such data as an antitrust violation.

The commission has been meeting with experts since January, and is expected to come up with new guidelines soon regarding competition in the field of data.

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