Regulatory Rumblings

Senate Finance Committee Reexamining Tax Reform

Posted: Jun 9, 2014 12:00am ET

On Thursday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, confirmed that they are still committed to overhauling the nation’s broken tax code through comprehensive reform.

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Advertisers’ Role in Protecting Location Data Privacy

Posted: Jun 5, 2014 12:00am ET

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law held a hearing on location data privacy.

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ANA Joins in Support of Federal Data Breach Legislation

Posted: May 22, 2014 12:00am ET

ANA has joined with fifteen other industry groups to call for Congress to pass federal data breach legislation this year.

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European Court of Justice Establishes “Right to Be Forgotten” Online

Posted: May 15, 2014 10:30am ET

A surprising and potentially landmark decision dealing with the future of online privacy was handed down by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg earlier this week.

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ICANN Delegates First New English Language Top Level Domains

Posted: Nov 11, 2013 12:00am ET

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Internet Users Strongly Favor Interest-Based Advertising, Value Tools to Make Choices over their Internet Experience

Posted: Nov 5, 2013 10:15am ET

A new survey released today revealed what we’ve long suspected—people strongly support interest-based advertising on the Internet.

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Movement Continues Against Patent Trolls

Posted: Oct 28, 2013 4:00pm ET

On Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced a long-awaited bipartisan bill, the Innovation Act, to combat the growing threat from patent assertion entities (PAEs), often called patent trolls.

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ICANN Should Look Before It Leaps: Part II

Posted: Sep 24, 2013 12:15pm ET

Yesterday, I wrote about the proposal by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) (which manages domain names (DNS) on the Internet) to expand dramatically the number of those names. Rather than the 22 names we all know (e.g., “.com” “.gov”), ICANN now intends to add more than a thousand new names – but so far, without sufficient care about the potential harms to c ...

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ICANN Should Look Before It Leaps: Part I

Posted: Sep 23, 2013 3:45pm ET

The potential harms to consumers, businesses and Internet users could be very serious, increasing the dangers of fraud, deception, phishing, cybersquatting and other cyber harms. Yet ICANN plows ahead on its determined – and potentially very dangerous – schedule.

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Patent Trolls Are Beginning to Meet Sunlight

Posted: Sep 5, 2013 9:15am ET

As we await expected major anti-patent troll legislation from Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman Leahy of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees respectively, momentum has begun to build against patent trolling in other areas.

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