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Rethinking how we regulate Big Tech

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Experts in economics, political philosophy, law, and tech, share their different perspectives on the debate around regulating Big Tech. 

Big tech companies seem to have been implicated in every social and political disruption of recent years, from the rise of the anti-vaxxer movement to the storming of the Capitol.

Influenced by the theory of “surveillance capitalism”, policymakers have sought to curb tech companies’ power with stricter laws on data privacy, and robust enforcement of competition regulations.

But when we think about the influence of Facebook and Google, are advertising-based business models and market power over competitors really the things that should most concern us and/or should the policy focus be on someone or somewhere else?


  • Dr Tanya Filer, Policy & Research Leader: Digital State, Bennett Institute for Public Policy


  • Professor Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy, Bennett Institute for Public Policy 
  • Sam Gilbert, Entrepreneur, & Affiliated Researcher, Bennett Institute for Public Policy 
  • Dr Amanda Greene, Lecturer in Political Philosophy, UCL 
  • Jamie Susskind, Barrister, Littleton Chambers, & Affiliated Researcher, Bennett Institute for Public Policy

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