how to regain control over our data, privacy, and autonomy
- ISBN: 9780197617618
- Editorial: Oxford University Press
- Fecha de la edición: 2022
- Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 304
- Idiomas: Inglés
Breaking Away sounds a warning call alerting readers that their privacy and autonomy concerns are indeed warranted, and the remedies deserve far greater attention than they have received from our leading policymakers and experts to date. Through the various prisms of economic theory, market data, policy, and law, the book offers a clear and accessible insight into how a few powerful firms - Google, Apple, Facebook (Meta), and Amazon - have used the same anticompetitive playbook and manipulated the current legal regime for their gain at our collective expense. While much has been written about these four companies' power, far less has been said about addressing their risks. In looking at the proposals to date, however, policymakers and scholars have not fully addressed three fundamental issues: First, will more competition necessarily promote our privacy and well-being? Second, who owns the personal data, and is that even the right question? Third, what are the policy implications if personal data is non-rivalrous? Breaking Away not only articulates the limitations of the current enforcement and regulatory approach but offers concrete proposals to promote competition, without having to sacrifice our privacy. This book explores how these platforms accumulated their power, why the risks they pose are far greater than previously believed, and why the tools need to be far more robust than what is being proposed. Policymakers, scholars, and business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs seeking to compete and innovate in the digital platform economy will find the book an invaluable source of information.
Chapter 1 The Rise of the Data-opolies
Chapter 2 Understanding the Data-opolies' Anticompetitive Playbook
Chapter 3 How Data-opolies Have Exploited the Current Legal Void, and What's Being Proposed to Fix It
Chapter 4 Why Competition Isn't the Easy Fix
Chapter 5 Who Owns the Data, and Is That Even the Right Question?
Chapter 6 The Promise and Shortcomings of Treating Privacy as a Fundamental Inalienable Right
Chapter 7 What Are the Policy Implications If Data Is Non-Rivalrous?
Chapter 8 Avoiding Four Traps When Competition and Privacy Conflict
Chapter 9 A Way Forward:
Developing A Post-Millennial Antitrust/Privacy/Consumer Protection Framework
Chapter 10 Responding to Potential Criticisms to a Ban on Surveillance Capitalism
Chapter 11 Signs of Hope