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Oxford Policy Pod - Students at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University EPISODE 6, 29th March 2021
Regulating Big Tech: Policies for the Digital Age
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Regulating Big Tech: Policies for the Digital Age

In recent years, the United States and the European Union have taken more aggressive actions to check big tech firms through antitrust or competition law. Join us as we look into the key issues associated with the power that big tech companies hold and how antitrust law can correct for some of these, as well as how some of these considerations may change in the context of developing countries, and whether or not antitrust is the right policy tool to solve the problems associated with big tech. 

Our host, Sruthi Palaniappan is joined by Professor Gigi Sohn, a public advocate and a Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy. To hear the perspective of a developing country on problems brought about by big tech, our correspondent, Paolo Tejano, engages with Commissioner Johannes Bernabe from the Philippine Competition Commission. Finally, to explore the issues of social media networks, our OPP correspondent, Adam Flaherty, speaks with UK tech journalist and author James Ball, to hear his ideas on going beyond antitrust to come up with more holistic solutions to solve this problem. 

The executive producer for this season of OPP is Lian Ryan-Hume. This episode was produced and researched by Paolo Tejano and Adam Flahery. This episode was edited by Allisha Azlan, Paolo Tejano, and Sruthi Palaniappan. To keep up with the latest on our episodes, follow us on Instagram @OxfordPolicyPod_ and Twitter @OxfordPolicyPod.