Digital Liberty advocates for a consumer-driven market free from heavy regulation or taxation of the Internet, technology, telecommunications, video games, and media.

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FCC: Communications Workers are Essential

By: Laurel Duggan The FCC has released a letter urging governors to recognize communications laborers—including cable operators, TV and radio broadcasters, and satellite providers—as essential to the pandemic response. The letter, written by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Chris Krebs, asks that states prioritize communications personnel…

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A Modern Antitrust Paradox

By: Laurel Duggan Maureen Olhausen, Joshua D. Wright, and Geoffrey Manne discussed antitrust law and the problems with reform efforts recently at a panel hosted by the Committee for Justice. The panelists made the case that the American economy is still very competitive, large mergers will not end competition, and…

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Deregulation Lets Telehealth Thrive

By: Laurel Duggan At least twenty-three states are temporarily easing regulations on telemedicine in response to COVID-19. There are now more than 500 repealed regulations – including regulations that put up barriers to telehealth and healthcare. The regulations in question prevent healthcare providers from working across state lines; require…

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Google and Apple Partner on Contact Tracing

By: Henry Rademacher As part of their efforts to help governments respond to COVID-19, Google and Apple announced earlier this month that they are partnering on a project to “enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of (COVID-19), with user privacy and…