June 21, 2021
WASHINGTON – Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Internet Accountability Project, today posted a new essay on Substack busting the misinformation about the ACCESS Act, which creates pro-consumer, pro-competitive data portability and interoperability mandates.
“For conservatives, this is sound tech policy,” Davis writes. “It gives ordinary Americans control over our data where today we have very little. This may not give us the ownership rights of our data many conservatives argue we should have, but it’s a start. Second, data portability allows increased competition for Big Tech. For conservatives, this is a win and you don’t need us to tell you why. For years now, Big Tech has arrogantly ignored Michael Jordan’s ‘Republicans buy sneakers, too’ advice and the sooner Big Tech platforms have meaningful competition, the better for conservatives. Freeing up competition for Big Tech will also free up our speech in the marketplace for ideas. So don’t let Big Tech’s tasseled-loafer lobbyists tell you that antitrust legislation does nothing for conservative speech: by freeing up competition and allowing conservatives to move their data elsewhere, this is exactly what the ACCESS Act does.”
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IAP is a nonprofit conservative advocacy group that holds Big Tech accountable for engaging in egregious business practices like snooping, spying, political bias against conservatives, employee abuses and anticompetitive conduct. Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges.
More information on Davis and IAP can be found here.
Unlike the Big Tech monopolies, the Internet Accountability Project pledges to never sell or share your personal information, which is your property.