Big tech wars: what lies ahead

Torys webinar, co-hosted with the University of Toronto

March 30, 2021 16:00 - 17:00

Big Tech, Big Data and competition policy continue to intersect with no signs of slowing down. From proposed legislative reforms across the world to M&A and “gatekeeper” platforms in the digital space and the future of journalism and news, it’s important to understand what’s next for the sector.

Join Torys and the University of Toronto for this co-hosted event that brings together some of the industry’s brightest minds to unpack these issues. The panel will explore and address some of the key questions being asked, such as:

  • The future of regulation: What are the trends the big tech wars are revealing towards future regulation, the markets and society in the digital age?
  • Digital M&A: What impact will Facebook’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp have on future mergers and innovation in digital industries?
  • News media and publishing: Would the Australian model of regulating big tech and news content work in Canada to help “level the playing field” between news publishers and the digital platforms?

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT presentation
3:45 p.m. webinar opens

Guest speakers: Amanda Lang, Journalist, BNN Bloomberg
Anthony Niblett, Associate Professor and Canada research Chair in Law, Economics and Innovation, University of Toronto
Bilal Sayyed, former Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission
Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Joshua Gans, Jeffrey S Skoll Chair in Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto

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Ontario: This program is eligible for up to 1.0 Substantive Hour.

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