RILA COO Talks Competition and Protecting Free Markets

Brian Dodge on CNBC’s Squawk Alley

RILA’s comments sent to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on competition are garnering significant attention from the press.

In our comment letter we argue the digital revolution in retail requires new thinking and approaches to antitrust enforcement and consumer protection.

“Regulators are asking all the right questions. And the question really is has technology changed the rulebook? Or does the rulebook need to change to reflect the fact that technology has changed the marketplace. We believe it has. Consumers have lots of options and they should have access to all of those options. Our belief however is that there are lots of ways that some of these big technology companies can constrain consumers visibility into what their options are.”

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