Recent bills passed in Congress are intended to strengthen antitrust authorities’ ability to control large technology companies, with two acts in particular—the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and the Open App Markets Act—aiming to tackle anti-competitive actions by digital gatekeepers. These bills propose rules to prohibit critical digital platforms from arbitrary discrimination against competitors, to restrain promotion of platforms’ own products over those of competitors (self-preferencing), and to ensure consumers have access to competitive, functional app ecosystems.
Partner Eric Emch and co-panelists on the “Big Tech Antirust Bills” panel will discuss how effective these bills may be and consider a comparison with European developments on this subject. Dr. Emch’s co-panelists include
- Bryan Gant, Partner, White & Case
- Bill Baer, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
- Bilal Sayyed, Senior Competition Counsel, Techfreedom
- John Kwoka, Chief Economist, Federal Trade Commission
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