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Restrictions needed but not sufficient to address Chinese technology acquisition

The US has developed a number of new tools to deny China access to US technology. Those tools are necessary, but are not sufficient.

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European Court of Justice 'right to be forgotten' ruling likely to be relitigated

Love it or hate it, it’s clear that whether the EU can apply the GDPR’s “right to be forgotten” globally is in question.

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Why it’s time for a strong federal privacy law

A federal privacy statute can harmonize privacy law, leave room for states to regulate/enforce and enable American global tech policy leadership.

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Digital platforms are under attack

The state AGs’ new antitrust investigation and California’s new independent contractor law both target digital platforms. Ironically, that could be their defense too.

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Should social media delete “provably false” stories?

It’s a dangerous standard that misses the real challenges facing digital platforms.

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Policy challenges will inhibit 5G growth If they are not properly addressed

Policymakers need to look beyond spectrum and international competition with China to threats to safety, security, privacy and competition.

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Schrems II: What the latest challenge to transatlantic data transfers means for IT

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems’ first complaint about Facebook’s transfer of his personal data to the U.S. brought down the Safe Harbor data sharing agreement. Now Europe’s highest court is examining his complaint about the use of...

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Antitrust enforcers can think of privacy as a parameter of competition

But it is not likely to improve privacy protection very much.

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French judicial analytics ban undermines rule of law

The ban is likely unconstitutional in the United States.

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The challenge of balanced content moderation

Digital platforms have to ban the bad stuff and promote diverse political perspectives.

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The electronic signature market: a US competitive success story

US policy tools that encourage the use of e-signatures is a boon for both businesses and the economy.

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States should not rush to pass laws affecting auto dealer and auto consumer data

Due to cybersecurity and other impending regulations, patience is key.

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UK ‘Online Harms White Paper’ is ambitious and takes prescriptive approach

In order for the approach to not negatively affect innovation, however, there needs to be more prioritization.

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International tax talks and country actions rendering digital tax discussion moot

Sector-specific – including digital – taxes make no sense.

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Facebook embraces content moderation regulation…or does it?

The company’s stance suggests a sensible alternative to government censorship.

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Don’t let Title II be the enemy of the good

Former Congressman Rick Boucher, founder of the House Internet Caucus, says Congress has before it the best opening since the net neutrality debate began 15 years ago for a bipartisan open internet bill.

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The United States needs a federal privacy law

As different US states and countries around the world enact privacy laws, it’s time for the federal government to as well.

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The drum beat continues for regulating the content moderation practices of digital platforms

New transatlantic initiatives focus on an increased government role.

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