Momentum could shift on passing landmark privacy legislation

While a House committee has approved comprehensive privacy legislation, the prospects of passage by the full chamber and in the Senate are less certain. Instead, lawmakers may have to be satisfied with addressing further protections for children...

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Biden’s executive order at the one-year mark

What has been accomplished in the first year under President Joe Biden’s executive order on competition?

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Corporate power harms people of color, Georgetown research says

Dominant corporations drive down wages and undermine American prosperity and democracy, according to a report exploring the impact of market power on people of color and people with low incomes.

Senate hearing on baseball antitrust exemption slated for fall

A Senate panel plans to discuss Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption at a hearing this fall in light of game officials cutting the number of minor league teams.

Twitter settlement brings work for privacy professionals

A requirement for an independent assessor to review Twitter’s data privacy program will create jobs for privacy professionals.

FTC pays for digital law enforcement toolbox

The Federal Trade Commission has subscribed to open-source intelligence products used by cybersecurity professionals, investigative journalists and other law enforcement agents.

Attacking Meta’s bid for Within, FTC seeks to shape future of app markets

Meta faces another front in its fight with antitrust regulators after the Federal Trade Commission sued to block its acquisition of Within, an app developer in the budding virtual reality headset...

Federal privacy legislation would transform FTC with new Bureau of Privacy

National privacy legislation blessed by a congressional committee wouldn’t just change the privacy landscape of the US, it would also transform the primary agency tasked to enforce it: the Federal...

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How to loosen Big Tech’s grip on innovation

It all depends on what the meaning of innovation is. Almost everyone likes innovation, but to paraphrase George Orwell, some breakthroughs are more desirable than others.

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