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  • Innovation and Economic Growth
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  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

How Are Platforms Changing the World?

In Platform Revolution, economists Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Choudary set out the advantages that make platforms like Airbnb and Uber wildly successful, and outline strategies that managers and regulators can use to adapt to the new world.

What Is ‘Social Graph Portability’?

Joshua Gans explores a proposal that advocates for consumers to control what social media content to share and where to route their communications. “So if I want my posts to go to you and to see your posts, so long as we have a link, it would not matter which network we were actually on.”

Big Data Raises Critical Issues for Privacy

Basic data protection law was written before the Cloud. Big data challenges policymakers to consider issues far beyond today’s focus on privacy policies. In “The Challenge of 'Big Data' for Data Protection,” scholars Fred Cate, Christopher Millard, and their coauthors ask questions for the future.

Trademark Law Adapts to the Web

Over the past twenty years, the growth of global commerce and e-commerce has challenged courts to adapt familiar principles of trademark law. Law professor Marshall Leaffer surveys ten key cases highlighting key trademark issues.

New TAP Blog Posts

Is Social Graph Portability Workable?

Posted on July 20, 2017
Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, discusses a proposal to advocate for social graph portability rather than regulation or antitrust when dealing with market power issues that arise from platforms like Facebook.

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