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-0044
Commenter:
Brian Scarpelli
Organization:
ACT The App Association
State:
District of Columbia
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
ACT The App Association hereby submits views to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to inform its hearings on whether broadbased changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection enforcement law, enforcement priorities, and policy, specifically regarding 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." Please contact the undersigned with any questions or if the App Association may be of further assistance. Brian Scarpelli Senior Global Policy Counsel +1 517-507-1446 bscarpelli@actonline.org ACT The App Association 1401 K St NW (Ste 501) Washington, DC 20005