Governing digital platforms: policy options for a principled future

Digital Pathways Seminar Series
Online event
Open to the public
This event is free - register below to attend
June 2021

Digital platforms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook play an increasingly central role in the economy and society, and are recasting the relationships between customers, advertisers, workers and employers. This has triggered a public debate on the economic dominance of online platforms and their practices of pervasive data collection. How can digital platforms be governed in a principled way?

In this seminar – part of Digital Pathways at Oxford's 'New Frontiers of Digital Governance' seminar series – Professor Annabelle Gawer, Visiting Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the Oxford Saïd Business School and the Director of the Centre of Digital Economy at the University of Surrey, presents an analysis of the economic and societal effects of digital platforms and discusses policy options, based on her recent report on this topic for the European Parliament.

'New Frontiers of Digital Governance' is an online series by Digital Pathways at Oxford which explores cutting-edge research on the governance of digital technologies. The series brings together leading experts to discuss the real-world policy implications of their work, and provides an opportunity for audience engagement.

Please note: This event will be held online via Zoom. Register below to receive joining instructions. It will also be livestreamed and recorded on our YouTube channel

About Digital Pathways at Oxford

Digital Pathways is a research initiative which aims to reach across the fields of public policy, law, economics, computer science and political science to support informed decision-making on the governance of digital technologies specifically. This knowledge provides the foundations for practical engagement with governments and policymakers, synthesising research into impact-oriented policy advice and building a network of practitioners and experts in digital governance. Subscribe to the Digital Pathways newsletter or follow @DigiPathOxf on Twitter to stay up to date on the programme's research and events.