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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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…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 report notes…

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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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Security Shield: A Label to Educate Consumers and Promote Sustainable Cybersecurity

January 28, 2019 , ,

…is the need for interoperability. The consumer IoT marketplace is a global one, and setting low baselines in one region continues the negative externalities already weakening trust in the internet…

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A Real Remedy the FTC Should Demand of Facebook

December 20, 2018 , , , , ,
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…not others. Facebook needs a data portability and interoperability tool that allows users to choose exactly which data to share and with what companies they will share it. Facebook should…

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ITU’s Plenipot: What Happened

November 28, 2018 , , , ,

…and interoperability of information and communication services.” However, many countries including the US have not signed or ratified the 2012 ITRs out of the belief that it went too far…

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Public Knowledge Responds to European Antitrust Action Against Google

July 18, 2018

…to gain unfair advantages in others.  While we do not know all the facts of this specific case, in general, interoperability, compatibility, and affordable options for consumers must not come…

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