In our second installment of the TECH& Competition series on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, watch Mort Skroejer, SIIA’s Senior Director for Technology Competition Policy talk with Jane Bambauer, Professor, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
The American Innovation and Choice Online Act is aimed at curbing what some see as anticompetitive behavior on the part of large technology platforms. As with many large comprehensive pieces of legislation, the challenge is in the details. Many companies, think tanks, trade associations and thought leaders are concerned about the unintended consequences of the bill including the potential impact on data privacy, national security, consumer choice, antitrust policy and innovation. Another serious concern is the bill’s impact on small businesses which rely on large tech platforms to expand their customer base and grow their businesses. This is of particular concern for small minority owned businesses who rely on digital tools to help overcome historical inequities. SIIA explores the impact of this legislation in a new video series.