Items tagged "Digital Platform Act"

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New Public Knowledge Paper Urges Congress to Adopt Law Protecting Vendor Data from Digital Platforms

July 7, 2020 Antitrust , Competition Policy , CPNI , Digital Platform Act , digital platforms , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Mind Your Own Business: Protecting Proprietary Third-Party Information From Digital Platforms,” by Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld. The paper stems from a platform competition research project led by Public Knowledge and supported by Omidyar Network.

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U.K. Competition Authority Shows the Need for a Digital Regulator in the U.S.

July 1, 2020 Antitrust , Competition , Digital Platform Act , digital platforms , Platform Competition

Today, the Competition and Markets Authority, the U.K.’s competition enforcer, released its final digital advertising report. The report finds that both Google and Facebook dominate digital advertising markets, a situation that increases data collection while hindering innovation in the digital space. Consequently, the CMA proposes a new “Digital Markets Unit” to regulate digital platforms to promote competition.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Block Platform Misuse of Retailer Data

April 24, 2020 Amazon , CPNI , Digital Platform Act , digital platforms

Today, Public Knowledge sent a letter to Congress urging that it bar digital platforms such as Amazon from misusing retailer data. In the letter, Public Knowledge highlights a policy solution that directly addresses the recent allegations against Amazon for misusing retailer data. A recent Wall Street Journal article alleged that Amazon product teams used proprietary information from independent vendors to develop competing products. In response, Public Knowledge urges Congress to impose strict limits on how dominant digital platforms can use information collected for the purpose of completing transactions.

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Gene Kimmelman to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Digital Platform Competition

March 9, 2020 Digital Platform Act , digital platforms , Online Platforms , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , testimony

Public Knowledge Senior Advisor Gene Kimmelman will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights this Tuesday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Competition in Digital Technology Markets: Examining Self-Preferencing by Digital Platforms” will argue that creating a federal agency, alongside strong antitrust enforcement, to provide oversight of digital platforms will help promote fair market practices among dominant firms like Google and Facebook.

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Harold Feld to Testify Before Small Business Committee On Big Tech’s Impact on Small Business

November 13, 2019 Digital Platform Act , digital platforms , Online Platforms , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , Small Businesses

Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business Thursday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m. His testimony in the hearing on “A Fair Playing Field? Investigating Big Tech’s Impact on Small Business” will urge Congress to set necessary safeguards that balance providing a stable and competitive environment for small businesses with preserving the valuable features of digital platforms for consumers.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes DOJ Review of Competition in Digital Platforms

July 23, 2019 Competition Policy , Digital Platform Act , digital platforms , DOJ

Today, the Department of Justice announced it will conduct a review of competition in digital platforms. Public Knowledge welcomes this announcement and urges the DOJ to thoroughly examine the persistence of market power and the lack of significant new entrants into digital platform markets.

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Big Tech and the Starfish Problem: Why Antitrust Alone Won’t Save Us

July 2, 2019 Antitrust , Big Tech , Digital Platform Act , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Our June 26th event in San Francisco. Learn more at publicknowledge.org/StarfishProblemEvent.

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Unpacking the Political Ad Battle Between Elizabeth Warren and Mark Zuckerberg

October 16, 2019 Digital Platform Act , Election 2020 , Facebook , Platform Regulation , political advertising

The last few days have highlighted the complete inadequacy of our political advertising rules in an era when even the President of the United States has no hesitation in blasting the world with unproven conspiracy theories about political rivals using both traditional broadcast media and social media. We cannot ignore the urgency of this for […]

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