Competition authorities can act to address the issues created by digital monopolies. This prevents services from having a stronghold on a certain sector, for example Uber in public transportation, and allows emerging services an ability to compete in the market.
European Union: A report from the European Parliament suggests competition law measures to weaken digital monopolies, namely ensuring data portability so consumers can easily switch between services. It also proposes a review on guidelines for horizontal mergers, where a larger company may be prevented from taking over a smaller company in the same field.
China: Commentators suggest that the definition of “assets” needs to be broadened to include data and web traffic to help regulators address digital monopolies.