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All Things Policy: The Political Theatre of Section 230

The US Senate questioned the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google on whether Section 230- which shields them from liability for the actions of online users – enables their own ‘bad behaviour’. What’s driving this new bout of scrutiny? And...

Anupam Manur quoted in Mint on Big Tech Regulation

Anupam Manur was quoted in a Mint report on how the US Congressional House Committee report on regulating Big Tech companies. One of the solutions proposed by the report was to break up big tech companies. On this, he commented: “Breaking...

The folly of breaking up Big Tech

Further, breaking up these companies would significantly reduce the value consumers get due to the high interconnectedness of the products. A lot of the value that Google has seen in the Maps platform, for instance, comes from all the data...

Takshashila Policy Advisory: Comments to the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill

By Ajay Patri and Manasa Venkataraman Executive Summary This document contains recommendations and comments in response to the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (Bill) released by the Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of Justice B. N. Srikrishna (Justice...

Manasa Venkataraman Quoted in the Outlook Magazine

Manasa Venkataraman was quoted in an article with the Outlook Magazine on 26 February. The Competition Commission of India (CCI), fined Google Rs. 135.86 crores, effectively imposing a clamp-down on Google’s paid-for search results. The reason being Google having “abused...