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More Powerful Than Ever: Do We Need a Regulator for Digital Platforms?
June 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Digital platforms are today’s marketplace, library, and public square, and they are difficult for modern-day consumers to avoid. As people have moved so much of their lives online during the pandemic, digital platforms have grown more powerful than ever.
This crucial industry suffers from a lack of competition and regulation, leaving consumers and businesses with few choices, less innovation, and little recourse when something goes wrong. As a few big names have grown increasingly ubiquitous, many have called on policymakers to tackle the wide range of digital platform issues, from privacy to competition to content moderation.
Join us for a discussion on whether a new digital regulator is necessary — and what one might look like — to effectively promote competition and fairness on these powerful platforms.
Harold Feld – Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge
Susan Ness – Distinguished Fellow at Annenberg Public Policy Center – University of Pennsylvania
Deji Olukotun – Legal Counsel for Policy & Social Impact at Sonos
Adam Conner – Vice President, Technology Policy at Center for American Progress
Moderated by Chris Lewis President and CEO of Public Knowledge