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Spring 2022 Reading Group

EU Tech Regulation

Prerequisites None

Exam Type: No Exam

The European Union has been at the forefront of regulating the digital economy, leveraging its antitrust laws against big tech companies such as Google and Amazon. The EU is also the world’s leading regulator of personal privacy through the GDPR that has become a global benchmark for the companies worldwide. The EU’s latest regulatory proposals—Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act—are the next regulatory frontier that will shape the technology industry in the EU, the US and beyond. This reading group will introduce the participants to the EU’s key regulations affecting the tech industry, as well as to the broader regulatory philosophy underlying those regulations. We will also compare the EU’s regulatory agenda to that pursued by other leading economies such as the US and China.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: February 3, February 17, March 3, March 24, April 7, and April 21.