'Technopoly' and what to do about it: Reform, Redress and Regulation: ResPublica

'Technopoly' and what to do about it: Reform, Redress and Regulation

Respublica

Published, June 2018

Technology and digitalisation have helped to lower business costs, create business opportunities and increase rates of economic growth. Yet, alongside these benefits, the authors of this report warn against the threats that the monopolisation of big tech poses to the consumers.

Among other things, the authors explain how market dominance in technology can lead to loss of innovation, limitation of press freedom, and the squandering of competition. The latter sections of the report offer 10 recommendations for change to help restore the benefits of a technology market.