A Balancing Act: The Promise and Peril of Big Tech in India | Panel Discussion Summary
Takeaways from a panel discussion held to release the report 'A Balancing Act: The Promise and Peril of Big Tech in India'.
On 6 August 2020, Tandem Research held an online panel discussion to release its new report, A Balancing Act: The Promise and Peril of Big Tech in India. The report examines the ways in which Big Tech companies are transforming India’s digital economy and society, and the policies needed to align Big Tech trajectories with healthy markets, individual freedoms, and societal wellbeing.
The panel was composed of individuals with diverse outlooks and experiences - a parliamentarian, a representative from a Big Tech company, two individuals heading think tanks, a former member of the Competition Commission of India, and the head of a non-profit organisation. They discussed various issues that regulating Big Tech is likely to pose for India. With each panelist bringing a varied perspective to the table, the discussion reflected a need for a robust regulatory response and also a realignment of practices followed by platforms.
View the video here.