Is Judge Kavanaugh a “Disaster” For Tech?

After President Trump nominated D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy left by retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the paper of record for Silicon Valley – the San Jose Mercury News – declared: President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is a disaster for the technology industry and…

Senator Warner Outlines Options for Regulating Big Tech

The Russian’s use of social media platforms to influence the 2016 election and the fallout from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal has triggered calls for regulation of the tech sector, but with no proposals emerging. Earlier this month, former acting-Commerce Secretary Cameron Kerry called for reviving the Obama-era Privacy Bill of Rights. Enter Senate Intelligence Committee…

Battleground Europe: Tech Companies Feeling the Heat as Europe Flexes Regulatory Muscle

While the Tech Giants have benefited from the “light-touch” regulatory approach taken in the United States, European regulators are increasingly flexing their muscles in the area of taxation, antitrust, content moderation and privacy.  This is even before any potential retaliatory action taken in response to President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and threat of a…

Tech and Trump: What to Expect From the New Administration (Part 1: FTC, FCC, DOJ)

Last Updated:  January 30, 2017. The meeting between President-Elect Donald Trump and the tech community was as notable for who was there and for who was not.  The meeting was attended by: Team Trump – Family POTUS-E Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner (son-in-law), Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Jr. Team Trump – Other VPOTUS-E Mike Pence,…