Book Talk: Breaking Away

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Book Talk

Breaking Away
How to Regain Control Over Our Data, Privacy, and Autonomy

14 September 2023

Breaking Away sounds a warning call alerting readers that their privacy and autonomy concerns are indeed warranted, and the remedies deserve far greater attention than they have received from our leading policymakers and experts to date. Through the various prisms of economic theory, market data, policy, and law, the book offers a clear and accessible insight into how a few powerful firms – Google, Apple, Facebook (Meta), and Amazon – have used the same anticompetitive playbook and manipulated the current legal regime for their gain at our collective expense. More details about the book are available HERE.

About the Author:
Professor Maurice E. Stucke is the Douglas A. Blaze Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee and founder of the law firm, Konkurrenz. With 25 years experience handling a range of policy issues in both private practice, as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a senior policy advisor to the FTC, he advises governments, law firms, consumer groups, and multi-national firms on competition and privacy issues. He has testified before, and provided expert reports for, multiple governments and inter-governmental agencies, including the European Commission, United Nations, OECD, and World Bank. He has been quoted, and his research has been featured, in numerous media outlets.

Chair: Kelvin Kwok, Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) & Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, HKU

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