Doctrinal Challenges for EU Competition Law

At first sight, an approach to EU competition law that is more conscious about data protection as well as greener does not seem to share many traits. However, the insistence of both data and environmental protection on non-economic goals defies some of the more established logic of EU competition law. Against the background of the constitutional standing of data protection and environmental sustainability, Klaudia Majcher and Vicky Robertson analyse the challenges that the digitalisation and greening of the EU economy and society pose for competition law doctrine. It develops a taxonomy based on value alignment, value conflict, and value inclusion to better understand and frame the interaction between public policy goals, such as data protection and environmental sustainability, and competition law. This contribution, now published in the European Law Review, is part of the “Charting a Greener Future for European Competition Law” project funded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business.