“China, the US and the EU: Three Ways of Confronting Big Tech”, Andrés Ortega (Elcano, Spain)

There is a general mobilisation on the part of states and governments against the power of Big Tech, the great technological monopolies or oligopolies, from the US, cradle of these corporations in the West, to Brussels (and London), but also China. The World Economic Forum, in its latest Global Risks Report for the years ahead, ranks the risk of ‘digital power concentration’ in sixth place (by probability, not by impact). To prevent it, there is no consensus among these actors regarding either the goals or the methods chosen, apart from not wanting to stifle innovation.

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