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Viewpoint Diversity Requires Media Policy, Not Editorial Regulation

June 19, 2019 , , ,

interoperability and standardized communication protocols where appropriate. Having a diversity of networks and platforms doesn’t mean that users should have to pick the one that all their friends and family…

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Public Knowledge President to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee on Regulating Digital Platforms

June 10, 2019

…but also develop a pro-competition regulatory framework including data portability, interoperability, and nondiscrimination for the dominant players with bottleneck power in the digital marketplace.” You may view the full-length testimony…

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Public Knowledge Criticizes White House Effort to Control Online Speech

May 15, 2019

…the vigorous application of antitrust laws, interoperability initiatives, and similar endeavors.” For more information on content moderation, view Senior Vice President Harold Feld’s latest book, “ The Case for the…

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Interoperability = Privacy + Competition

April 26, 2019 , , , ,
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…part of an interoperability mandate, what extent of interoperability should be required, and under which conditions. Fortunately, the United Kingdom is running a quietly successful interoperability experiment with big banks…

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Public Knowledge Urges FTC to Tie Any Facebook Fine to Protecting Users

April 25, 2019

…huge fine on making real changes through a new consent decree. Thus far, Facebook has been reluctant to invest in user privacy, offer interoperability for competitors, or provide effective content…

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UK Digital Competition Report Builds the Case for Platform Regulation

March 13, 2019 , , , , ,
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…that data mobility and data openness, what we often refer to as data portability and interoperability or interconnection, can increase competition in digital markets. We advocate for similar policies. The…

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Ideas for Further Analysis Based on Senator Warren’s Platform Regulation Proposal

March 11, 2019 , , , , ,
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…other companies relied on to compete. They have included requirements of interconnection, also known as interoperability, so that new entrants could access existing incumbent networks. They have even included ownership…

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Sen. Warren’s Pro-Competition Proposal for Regulating Digital Platforms

March 8, 2019

…proactively promote competition through prohibitions on discrimination, interoperability requirements, and, in some cases, structural separation like Sen. Warren’s plan may be warranted. “We applaud Sen. Warren’s bold effort to address…

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To Make the Tech Sector Competitive, Antitrust Is Only Half the Answer

February 22, 2019 , , , ,

…to small start-ups and innovators. We need rules governing data flows, both for consumer privacy and for fair competition. Rules requiring interoperability protocols could make competition feasible in the face…

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Our Thoughts on Facebook’s WhatsApp + Messenger + Instagram Integration

January 30, 2019 , , , ,

…Messenger can be a blueprint for future interoperability efforts, including opening Facebook’s ecosystem to competitors. If Facebook shows that interoperability with other services is technically possible, it will be harder…

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