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Experts Debate How To Tame Big Tech

Protecting users and markets aren’t mutually exclusive interests, but they can contradict, said Noah Joshua Phillips, a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission. Both are desirable goals and must be considered in concert because pushing one may undermine the other, he explained:“Fundamentally, privacy law is about closing off access to information, right? A person’s information is their own. They control it. You don’t want third parties to use it as much. But competition sometimes relies on assets like information being more widely available.”The health care industry offers a prime example of the tension between the …

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