September 11, 2019
Latham & Watkins Forum
GAFA—Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon— have annual revenues greater than the GDP of many nations. They collect and monetize our data. They manipulate our minds. They seem to acquire all budding competitors. On their own platforms, they are both players and gatekeepers, and are accused of demoting and even destroying rivals. While deference to market forces and concerns about chilling innovation have led US regulators to take a light touch, there are increasing calls to rein these tech giants in. But how?
• Eleanor Fox ’61, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, NYU School of Law
• Chris Hughes, Co-founder of Facebook; Co-Chair, Economic Security Project; Senior Adviser, Roosevelt Institute
• Abbott (Tad) Lipsky Jr., Professor, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
• Florencia Marotta-Wurgler ’01, Professor, NYU School of Law