Regulatory Rumblings Archive

February 2016

The Increasing EU Privacy Squeeze

Posted: Feb 29, 2016 9:30am ET

Negotiators from the United States and the European Union recently reached an agreement on the new Privacy Shield data transfer pact. This agreement replaced the previously invalidated Safe Harbor agreement between the two continents.


The FCC and Internet Privacy

Posted: Feb 23, 2016 3:00pm ET

Sixty privacy and consumer advocates recently urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to become a “brawnier cop on the beat” under its Open Internet “net neutrality” Order. That Order is currently subject to strong legal challenge, with a decision widely expected this spring.


Another Misguided Attack on Prescription Drug Advertising

Posted: Feb 18, 2016 1:00pm ET

Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has joined the chorus of misguided attacks on direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising. Last week she introduced the “Responsibility in Drug Advertising Act,” (H.R.4565), which would restrict DTC advertising of a new drug in the first three years after the drug’s approval.


11th Hour U.S.-EU Deal Protects Online Advertising Industry, But Storm Clouds Ahead

Posted: Feb 5, 2016 2:30pm ET

In a last minute major push to maintain the ability for companies to transfer consumer data between the European Union and the United States, negotiators from both continents finally have come to an agreement – the new “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.”


On the Road to Morocco

Posted: Feb 4, 2016 9:15am ET

Before the ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehade, leaves ICANN at the end of March, he will preside over his last ICANN meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco starting in early March. The twin projects of Accountability and Transition still loom large, but now the details need to be finalized in order to meet the current timeline.