A new patent myth in Washington

A new patent myth in Washington

A flawed study prompts developments in Congress and the Patent and Trademark Office that threaten progress made against trolls.

Challenges and opportunities in California’s new privacy law

Challenges and opportunities in California’s new privacy law

Despite its democratic deficit, California’s new regulations create an opening to get U.S. national privacy policy right.

Open source mobile operating systems need to control fragmentation

Open source mobile operating systems need to control fragmentation

The history of failed operating systems has a lesson for today’s competition policy regulators.

Open government data is essential, but policies should not discourage public-private data partnerships

Open government data is essential, but policies should not discourage public-private data partnerships

Policymakers must craft sensible policies to ensure the public and private sectors can continue collaborating for the benefit of government and its citizens.

ICANN’s Whois service faces GDPR compliance challenges

ICANN’s Whois service faces GDPR compliance challenges

Legal uncertainties shutter previously accessible databases used to identify fraudsters, criminals, thieves and hackers.

GDPR is a missed opportunity for real privacy protection

GDPR is a missed opportunity for real privacy protection

Doubling down on individual control makes GDPR an expensive nuisance for enterprises while failing to protect consumers against likely data harms.

China and the West are converging on consumer data protection policy

China and the West are converging on consumer data protection policy

As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on May 25, China is also wrestling with the complex consumer protection issues that bedevil all digital economies.

In praise of personalized pricing

In praise of personalized pricing

Despite what you might have heard, personalized pricing would be fair and efficient.

The ethical challenges of AI

The ethical challenges of AI

Companies need to think in ethical terms as they develop and deploy AI applications.

AI and the future of work

AI and the future of work

We need a strategic plan to meet the challenges.

Today’s competitive digital marketplace will drive policy changes

Today’s competitive digital marketplace will drive policy changes

After the Facebook hearings policymakers should remember that there’s plenty of room for new players in the digital marketplace

Working with our allies is the best way to persuade China to practice open trade and investment

Working with our allies is the best way to persuade China to practice open trade and investment

The administration’s announced tariff actions is a mistake.

Artificial intelligence policymaking is alive and well in Paris and Brussels

Artificial intelligence policymaking is alive and well in Paris and Brussels

The good news is that European policymakers are responding to the challenges posed by artificial intelligence (AI).

Breaking up is hard to do: Why the Bell System breakup isn’t a model for tech

Breaking up is hard to do: Why the Bell System breakup isn’t a model for tech

Today’s tech companies are not like the old Bell System.

What 'Ohio v. Amex' really means for tech

What 'Ohio v. Amex' really means for tech

It’s not the get out of jail card critics say it is.

Planning for artificial intelligence's transformation of 21st Century jobs,

Planning for artificial intelligence's transformation of 21st Century jobs,

Protected workers will embrace the change automation and AI bring, not fight it.

What is competition policy for?

What is competition policy for?

Regulators should focus on making markets work better for consumers.

The benefits of bigness: consumers can gain from large tech firms and market leaders

The benefits of bigness: consumers can gain from large tech firms and market leaders

A common misconception is that big businesses are bad businesses. In the case of tech firms, this is not always true, and there are many benefits to consumers that come from big firms.

Policy challenges of artificial intelligence

Policy challenges of artificial intelligence

Developments in artificial intelligence are a driver of new products and services that will improve the richness, variety and comfort of our lives, speed up productivity growth, and make consequential decisions fairer and more...

Unnecessary and counterproductive regulations don’t make good competition policy

Unnecessary and counterproductive regulations don’t make good competition policy

With increased criticism of tech companies’ size and power, it is important to note that unnecessary regulations would be counterproductive, causing more harm than good.

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