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All Things Policy: Cracking Down on Didi

 The Chinese state is cracking down on the ‘barbaric growth’ of its tech companies. Twenty-five apps from Chinese tech giant Didi were removed from Chinese app stores last week. Rohan Seth talks to Manoj Kewalramani to understand what’s driving...

All Things Policy: Consumer Protection & E-commerce

 On 21 June, The Department of Consumer Affairs invited comments on draft amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020. Anupam Manur and Rohan Seth join Prateek Waghre to unpack the changes proposed and the impact they might have...

Hand Me the Paper #13: Summing up the New E-commerce Policy

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All Things Policy: Can You Unbundle Social Media?

 Even as platforms struggle to balance their roles as both reluctant arbiters of truth and protectors of speech, the concentration of power in their hands concerns many scholars. Some proposals aim to strike a balance between competition and free...

Unshackle e-commerce for COVID recovery

This article was first published in The Hindu Business Line. Views are personal. While e-commerce is still in a nascent stage in India, it has been a key driver for growth. It has laid the foundation for India to adopt...

All Things Policy: Apple, Network Effects and China

 Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference was held earlier this month and had some interesting implications for both privacy and how the company is going to operate globally. Manoj Kewalramani talks to Rohan Seth to consider what this might mean for...

Hand Me the Paper #12: Looking at the Indian gig economy

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Are the bells tolling for privacy?

This article was first published in Deccan Herald. Views are personal. Earlier this June, I paid a visit to my uncle in Kanpur. It was a hot summer day, the kind that makes you crave ice creams and air conditioning....

All Things Policy: Vaccines and Intellectual Property

As the world continues its vaccination drive, countries like India and South Africa have been calling for an intellectual property waiver to make vaccine manufacturing easier. This has led to a heated discussion on the purpose of intellectual property rights...

All Things Policy: In Google We Antitrust

Antitrust investigations and lawsuits against Google continue to gather steam around the world. In this episode, Rohan Seth and Prateek Waghre join Anupam Manur to discuss recent developments in France, Germany, and the US and Google’s dominance in online advertising...
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