The identification and measurement of market power and entry barriers, and the evaluation of collusive, exclusionary, or predatory conduct or conduct violating FTC-enforced consumer protection statutes, in markets featuring ?platform? businesses #FTC-2018

Submission Number:
FTC-2018-0050-D-0016
Commenter:
Adrian Gropper
Organization:
Patient Privacy Rights
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
The identification and measurement of market power and entry barriers, and the evaluation of collusive, exclusionary, or predatory conduct or conduct violating FTC-enforced consumer protection statutes, in markets featuring ?platform? businesses
3 - The identification and measurement of market power and entry barriers, and the evaluation of collusive, exclusionary, or predatory conduct or conduct that violates the consumer protection statutes enforced by the FTC, in markets featuring platform businesses; The platform business model has been shown to exclude innovators and start-ups. It also impedes standardization and introduces dangerous opacity into huge segments of our economy. Platform business needs to be regulated separately from others.