Legal changes could be needed for tacit algorithm collusion, says German official

Janith Aranze

17 November 2017

Legal changes could be needed for tacit algorithm collusion, says German official

Thorsten Käseberg, Justin Kemp Photography

The head of competition and consumer policy at Germany’s ministry of economics and energy has said he does not believe a change in the law is needed to deal with algorithms – but policymakers will need to decide whether algorithms colluding tacitly will require a “gap to be filled”.