10:00 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT

Past Event

Could a new Digital Platform Agency protect consumers from Big Tech?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT


While today’s exploding digital marketplace provides consumers with great gains, the industry’s structures, practices, and lack of regulation create anti-consumer results. The relatively unchecked cycle of decreasing competition with acquisition has left the industry with an unsupervised culture where the consumer is the product and the companies make the rules.

A recently released paper by authors Tom Wheeler, Phil Verveer, and Gene Kimmelman, provides arguments for the creation of a new Digital Platform Agency—similar to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—and a new approach to developing tech regulations that build on the success of other industry-developed, government-supervised, and enforced rules.

On September 23, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a webinar to discuss issues of competition, the digital marketplace, privacy, and consumer protection with a panel of experts.

Viewers submitted questions for speakers by emailing [email protected] or via Twitter at @BrookingsGov or by using #TechOversight.