Regulating ecosystems

Part of the Business Trend series.

As once-clear industries dissolve into complex ecosystems full of unfamiliar entities and innovative offerings. Regulators, whose job has always been to protect the public from danger, exploitation, or insufficient competition in reasonably stable markets, now face another danger: that their own application of old rules to new realities might suppress innovations of tremendous potential value to the public.

In a gathering trend, some are adopting new philosophies and tactics, and finding effective ways to strike the right balance.

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