Bad Proposals

The SHOP SAFE Act Jeopardizes Privacy

By: Noah Vehafric Congress wants to crackdown on counterfeit goods at the expense of your privacy. Doing business online may about to become a lot riskier if the SHOP SAFE Act becomes law. The SHOP SAFE Act requires that platforms collect a proof of address from sellers on their platforms.

Biden Administration Calls to Revive Repealed Net Neutrality Rules

By: Noah Vehafric Last week the Biden Administration released a sweeping Executive Order to supercharge antitrust enforcement across the federal government. The Order, designed to “promote competition in the American economy,” is a grab bag of various policy proposals; including calling on the FCC to “consider adopting” Title II-style…

FTC Slams Through Changes in Awkward Meeting

By: Katie McAuliffe Barely two weeks into the job, in what seems like a hurried attempt at a grand debut of regulatory change, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman, Lina Khan, set the tone for her term at the commission: no transparency, no discussion, and rule by a simple majority.  The Commission…

Digital Liberty Joins Coalition Opposing BRIDGE Act

Digital Liberty signed a letter opposing the BRIDGE Act. This legislation would increase the size and scope of the federal government negatively affecting broadband deployment, while also limiting the constitutionally delegated power of states over their own subdivisions.  You can read the full letter below or click HERE…

Symmetrical Municipal Broadband is Not What Small Business Needs

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business held a hearing entitled “Supporting Small Entities through investments in the National Infrastructure: Broadband.” This hearing provided an opportunity for members and special interest alike to repeat the fruitless goals of the Biden Broadband Bust from arbitrary symmetrical speed…

INFORM Consumers Act Violates Personal Privacy

By: Bridget Visconti The goal of the INFORM Consumers Act is to increase transparency and accountability of businesses in order to cut down on the online sales of counterfeit or stolen goods, which is admirable, but the methodology for doing so is deeply flawed. This is a very important…

Endless Pork Act

By Bridget Visconti The Endless Frontier Act is truly endless being over 1,445 pages in length. The legislation started as a standalone bill that focused on strengthening the US technology sector and developing a Technology Directorate under the National Science Foundation. However, it’s now been combined with multiple…

Biden Wants a BTOP 2.0

By: Katie McAuliffe President Biden announced his “American Jobs Plan” – a two trillion dollar spending package meant to target all sorts of infrastructural issues. Here at Digital Liberty we are taking the magnifying glass to see how the President’s Plan will impact technology and broadband.  The Biden infrastructure…

Keep Government out of App Stores

By: Katie McAuliffe Mobile app stores should not be the subject of an antitrust investigation. The focus of antitrust should be and has been focused on consumer welfare, not preferencing one competitor over another. Some companies trying to take advantage of new found antitrust zeal to expand their bottom line,…

Symmetrical Broadband Speeds Expand the Digital Divide

By: Noah Vehafric There’s been a lot of talk lately on how the U.S. defines broadband – one aspect of this conversation is how we accept a difference in downstream and upstream capabilities. Many have been calling for 100-100 “symmetrical speed” requirements. This is where upload speeds would match download…