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What Do We Do with Big Tech Companies?

Not a day goes by without someone propounding another genius theory to finally bring an end to the pain point of what we are going to do with these platform businesses, large digital companies. They even take it to the extreme by suggesting that we do not even need social media, since the harm it does overrides any good it may be serving. In my last article, I have tried to touch upon the various…
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An Antitrust Dilemma: Should We Break Them Up / Open

We all heard of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal as to how we should be dealing with the large digital companies: “Break up or break open!”  Running for president of the United States, Warren proposed using the antitrust laws to do just that. Her proposal must have…
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Freedom of Speech vs. the Fate of Liberal Democracy

Discussions regarding the need to regulate social media platforms and their contents escalated with the horrific shooting in the city of Christchurch. It is not that many countries, spearheaded by the European Union have not already covered a great distance on the matter, yet the Christchurch shooting and its live broadcasting on Facebook surely carried the subject one step further. 50 people were…
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Privacy Challenges of Disruptive Technologies

“In October (2018), Ann Cavoukian, the Director of Privacy for Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs smart neighborhood project in Toronto (an advanced smart city project) resigned after learning that not all data collected from residents would be de-identified at the source. In…
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Trust Square Restores Faith in Democracy

Trust Square has an address that everyone in Europe recognizes. It is located in the most high-end street in Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse. Central Bank is just across the street, the next door neighbor is a stylish Opera Gallery, and the gorgeous Alps views from the Zurich lake is…
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How to Regulate Disruptive Innovation

The digital economy requires a legal environment fit for the future. As emerging technologies create new business models, there grows a pressing need for creating, modifying and enforcing regulations. Yet, the challenge is finding a delicate balance between protecting public interests and allowing the innovation to flourish. Germany’s BDI[1] and Noerr LLP, a leading European law firm, presented…
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Confronting the Surveillance Capitalism

Isn’t it great that we now have more options with Amazon instead of being stuck with brick-and-mortar stores? March 11, 2019 by Berk Kocaman On this past 8th of March, a brave woman has stepped forward and openly declared that it is time to break up the platform giants…
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Digital Society

Digital revolution affects all the aspects of our world, from agriculture to transportation to how we communicate with each other. Digital revolution is now decisively embedded throughout our daily activities,  and it starts blurring the lines with the physical world. The…