information labs | Podcast Season: 2 - Episode: 1 / Release date: 15-3-2023

1:1 with Cláudio Teixeira

Key Quotes

"This so-called fair share rationale could have significant impact when it comes to red lines for consumers, such as net neutrality or fair competition in the telecom and digital markets."
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"This consultation is very much focused on one side of the debate: Big Tech and Telco, and doesn't leave a lot of room (...) to the rest of stakeholders that are directly affected."
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"A conclusion is already in the making (...): somehow it feels almost inevitable that the prices will rise and that consumers will have to bear the cost of these price hikes (...) in the context of this cost of living crisis."
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"Consumers are very much at the centre of this debate, and so far, [they haven’t] properly been taken into consideration in the debate."
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"There is a broader debate than just Big Tech and Telco: any potential measures that will affect this ecosystem, will undoubtedly trickle down to consumers."
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"It seems to us that consumers will, in the end, have to foot the bill for such intervention on the market."
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"It seems to us that what we do have is a solution looking for a problem: that is hardly the optimal starting point for a discussion on what a legislative initiative should be like."
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About Our Guest

Cláudio Teixeira | Digital Rights Legal Officer - BEUC
Cláudio Teixeira is a Digital Rights Legal Officer at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, where he focuses on telecommunications, digital services and cybersecurity. He was previously at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU during their 2021 Council Presidency, working on the negotiations of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the public Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting Directive.