The Center for Data Innovation has filed comments with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on issues related to competition and consumer protection in the 21st Century. There is an inherent tension between regulators and innovators. Regulators seek to place limits on businesses to avoid risky scenarios that might result in harmful outcomes. In contrast, innovators take risks in their pursuit of new ideas. Unfortunately, as the economy has become more innovation-based, there has been considerably less focus on how regulatory agencies can both protect consumers from harm and avoid undermining incentives for innovation. We offer these comments on how the FTC can better find this balance.
Comments to the FTC on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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