Press Release

Senator Warner’s Interoperability Bill Promotes Competition in Digital Platforms

October 22, 2019

…users. Interoperability promotes competition by allowing consumers to communicate across social media platforms, enabling consumers to easily switch between social networks while maintaining their connections and friends. Interoperability helps users…

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Blog

The Right Way to Regulate Digital Platforms

September 19, 2019 , , , ,

…competition in digital platforms: interoperability, non-discrimination, and merger review. Interoperability First, the agency should be authorized to require dominant platforms to be interoperable with other services, so competitors can offer…

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What’s Behind Facebook’s Libra and What We Should Be Concerned About

August 28, 2019 , , , ,

…and to get more details on the way interoperability will work. In fact, discussions during the hearings still leave us with many questions: What parts would be interoperable? Would Facebook…

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Press Release

Public Knowledge Warns $5 Billion FTC Facebook Settlement Insufficient to Protect Consumers

July 24, 2019

…other potential violations that we may not even know exist. The settlement does not impose any pro-competition terms, such as interoperability requirements or limiting data-sharing between Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp…

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Blog

Federal Privacy Legislation Should Not Be Based on Data Ownership

June 27, 2019 , ,

…privacy legislation. To achieve the worthy goal of data sharing to promote competition or scientific research, lawmakers should instead look at imposing data portability and interoperability mandates on certain online…

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Issue

Platform Competition

June 26, 2019

…certain rules for these platforms to encourage competition and discourage abuse. These rules might include: Interoperability and data portability, which would allow users to connect with each other across different…

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Viewpoint Diversity Requires Media Policy, Not Editorial Regulation

June 19, 2019 , , ,

…and content creators to switch from one platform to another, taking everything—both data they have submitted to platforms, and data that platforms have created—with them. Third, mandate interoperability and standardized…

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Press Release

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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Press Release

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 Digital…

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Blog

Interoperability = Privacy + Competition

April 26, 2019 , , , ,
charlotte slaiman interoperobility

…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 and…

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