Is the government ready to regulate the tech industry?

Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 30, 2019
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Diane Katz, left, from the Heritage Foundation, and "Marketplace's" Kai Ryssdal, right, at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech town hall on July 16, in Aspen, Colorado. Stuart Isett/FORTUNE

Is the government ready to regulate the tech industry?

Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 30, 2019
Diane Katz, left, from the Heritage Foundation, and "Marketplace's" Kai Ryssdal, right, at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech town hall on July 16, in Aspen, Colorado. Stuart Isett/FORTUNE
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Between the many hearings on Capitol Hill and antitrust investigations happening both in the U.S. and abroad, it would seem as though regulations are coming for the tech industry — and in some ways, are already here. But is the government ready to play referee in Silicon Valley? For the panelists at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech town hall, the answer seems to be: not very.

“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal moderated the event, held in Aspen, Colorado, on July 16. The panel included a variety of perspectives on the tech industry, including Elizabeth Banker from the Internet Association; Diane Katz from The Heritage Foundation; Tekedra Mawakana from Waymo; Corynne McSherry from the Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Luigi Zingales from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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