ENABLING DIGITAL PLATFORMS INTEROPERABILITY

A EUROPEAN CITIZENS INITIATIVE TO STOP DIGITAL MONOPOLIES BY ENABLING PLATFORMS INTEROPERABILITY

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A EUROPEAN CITIZENS INITIATIVE TO STOP DIGITAL MONOPOLIES BY ENABLING PLATFORMS INTEROPERABILITY

For the first time in history, consumers have been creating their own monopolies to which submit themselves. This built the success of a single - unbeatable - platform for each market niche. One social network, one microblogging, one messaging app, one marketplace, one home rental service, and so on. It’s a winner-take-all world.
It’s essential to make an effort to heal this condition, as soon as possible.

What we need is a full open-standard solution, made of:
- an interoperability framework enabling citizens to use digital services via different platforms;
- a distributed schema able to let users decide whether to grant, deny or withdraw the use of data, they deem appropriate;
- a distributed technology to deploy such a logic, with no need for effective centralization;

Political actors engagement on such an issue is fundamental, to increase both awareness and attention. Indeed this seems to be true since world politics appears to be caught between two sorts of biases:
- China-style: the infamous, state-driven pervasive control;
- USA-style: the cheap laissez-faire practiced by an economy that abdicated all regulatory antitrust powers.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE OR JOIN ACTIVISTS WORKING ON THE PROJECT, PLEASE CONTACT ANDREA ANDREOLI

READ Digital Platform Interoperability - a Policy Paper by Andrea Andreoli