Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

As this article relates, "European regulators on Thursday revealed their plan to rein in the anti-competitive practices of Big Tech." It includes things like requiring messaging systems to interoperate and eliminating the Google and Apple App Store tax. It would also prohibit "combining personal data for targeted advertising" without explicit consent. These are all things that should have to be regulated, but the commercial sector is notorious for its anti-competitive behaviour. Passage of these measures, meanwhile, would benefit educational technology as it would open new ways to reach students without requiring that they buy proprietary technology.

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