Released: October 22, 2020
To limit tech, some say a new regulator is needed
Source: Steve Lohr, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)
Even as the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Google for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search and search advertising, a growing number of legal experts and economists have started questioning whether traditional antitrust is up to the task of addressing the competitive concerns raised by today’s digital behemoths.
One solution: a specialist regulator that would focus on the major tech companies. It would establish and enforce a set of basic rules of conduct, which would include not allowing the companies to favor their own services, exclude competitors or acquire emerging rivals and require them to permit competitors access to their platforms and data on reasonable terms.
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