Why is ex ante regulation of systemic online platforms needed on top of competition law?

One of the hottest issues on the agenda of the European Commission with respect to Europe’s Digital Future relates to whether certain online platforms – generally referred to as “gatekeepers” or “systemic platforms” – should be subject to ex ante regulation designed to control their market power and ensure the contestability of digital markets. Speaking before the European Parliament’s Internal Market … Continue reading Why is ex ante regulation of systemic online platforms needed on top of competition law?

Facebook calls for regulation

In February 2020, Facebook issued a white paper calling for stricter regulation of harmful content online and for the creation of new type of regulator that will have “proficiency in data, operations, and online content.” Facebook advocates for a regulatory framework whereby governments, companies and civil society share responsibilities and work together to reduce harmful … Continue reading Facebook calls for regulation