Firewalls: separation short of a breakup

Pallavi Guniganti

12 July 2019

Firewalls: separation short of a breakup

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“Break up Big Tech” has become a rallying cry on both ends of the political spectrum, as people around the world worry about dominant technology companies’ ability to buy up potential rivals and extend their reach into other areas of business. Pallavi Guniganti considers whether firewalls – separating business units operationally while keeping them under the same corporate umbrella – could address some of these competition concerns.