Episode 6

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29th Mar 2021

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.

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Oxford Policy Pod
A policy podcast from students at the Blavatnik School of Government
A bi-weekly policy podcast based out of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. The Oxford Policy Pod explores pressing policy issues around the globe and is produced by students reading for a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government.

The podcast explores contemporary policy challenges that policymakers face all over the world, and taps into the rich diversity of policy experience and insights of the student body and faculty.

The executive producer for season 3 is Lian Ryan-Hume. The show is hosted by Sruthi Palaniappan, edited by Allisha Azlan, produced by Jessica Krejcie, and researched by Manuel Azuero, Veniecia Laylor, Nandita Venkatesan, Paolo Tejano, Adam Flaherty, Mayra Gramani, Frédérique St-Jean, and Laura Caccia.

The podcast is supported by the staff of the Blavatnik School of Government.

To keep up with the latest on our episodes, follow us on Instagram @OxfordPolicyPod_ and Twitter @OxfordPolicyPod.