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TechREG® Chronicle – Regulating Cloud Computing
 |  Mar 19, 2024

Dear Readers, The term “cloud computing” refers to the abstraction of infrastructure and computing resources traditionally managed by a customer to be instead managed by a third party, known as…

Is Merger Enforcement Keeping Up with the Cloud?
 |  Mar 19, 2024

U.S. merger enforcement has taken a back seat in the cloud market, which has grown largely through acquisition and is now relatively mature. When merger enforcement in cloud does take…

Cloud Computing: Regulating a Tech Market Before Competition Fails
 |  Mar 19, 2024

Cloud computing services are now central to the digital economy (and therefore the whole economy). As companies continue to migrate their IT infrastructure needs to the cloud, they are placing…

Cloud Regulation in the EU Data Act
 |  Mar 19, 2024

The European Union values cloud computing as one of several key future technologies. It has therefore embedded goals for the technology in its Digital Decade program. By 2030, 75 percent…

Cloud Sovereignty as a Driver of EU Policy
 |  Mar 19, 2024

As part of a broader discussion of European “digital” sovereignty, some in Brussels are calling for a “sovereign” European cloud. Such calls stem from long-standing concerns about Europe’s widespread dependency…

Regulating Data Protection in Cloud Computing
 |  Mar 19, 2024

The ever-growing adoption of cloud-based solutions by businesses brings with it a number of compliance challenges, not the least of which are those related to data protection law. Ranging from…

Market Concentration in Cloud Services and its Impact on Investigative Journalism
 |  Mar 19, 2024

Cloud services are the backbone to the modern economy and information systems, indispensable for the provision of digital products and services, from social media to artificial intelligence (“AI”) models. Yet…

Ofcom’s Study Into Competition in Cloud Markets Prompts Referral to the CMA for Further Investigation
 |  Mar 19, 2024

Cloud computing enables technological innovation and revolutionises how businesses operate across the UK economy. Given the importance of the sector, the UK communications regulator Ofcom launched a study to assess…

TechREG® Chronicle – Regulating Social Media
 |  Feb 22, 2024

Dear Readers, Bias, amplification of marginal trends, and misinformation are all social ills that are commonly laid at the feet of social media platforms. Whether, and how, responsibility for such…

Enhancing Social-Media Regulation Through Transparency? Examining the New Transparency Regime in the EU
 |  Feb 22, 2024

Social-media platforms have taken on an important role in public communication, yet the precise nature of their influence remains largely opaque. Specifically, their content recommendation and moderation systems have drawn…

Social Media Regulation Futures: Learning from International Policy Mixes
 |  Feb 22, 2024

There has been a turn worldwide towards social media regulation in the context of concerns about online harms, including those arising from misinformation. Social media regulation largely involves nation-states –…

A Law & Economics Approach to Social Media Regulation
 |  Feb 22, 2024

The thesis of this essay is that policymakers must consider what the nature of social media companies as multisided platforms means for regulation. The balance struck by social media companies…

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