EU’s Digital Markets Act Subverts Competition and Security
By Rich Sill As the world becomes more digitized and enters a permanent hybrid-work economy, governments should be helping incentivize major tech companies to innovate for a better future. However, Europe is attempting to undermine American tech companies with the Digital Markets Act. The European Union’s proposed rules are an…
A New Digital Regulator is Not the Answer we Need
By: Noah Vehafric The internet has changed our lives in more ways than we can understand, and it’s going to continue changing our lives for the foreseeable future. With its large influence, many have the desire to use the force of law to regulate it. But should we? The United…
Telehealth is Here to Stay
By: Noah Vehafric The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has opened the door to make telehealth a permanent part of our healthcare system. And that can mean many great benefits to Americans by expanding access, lowering costs, and protecting at-risk individuals. The use of telehealth grew faster in the past five months…
Antitrust Expansion is for the Birds
By: Laurel Duggan Four poultry executives were indicted in June on charges of price-fixing. Attentive ranchers blew the whistle about flat prices for livestock despite record profits for meat processors, resulting in Senate investigations. Several other companies are likely to be investigated over these allegations. Entrenched competitors are now clamoring to…
ETC Regulation Stifles Broadband Expansion
By: Laurel Duggan Innovation has driven transformative change in telecommunications. The government is struggling to keep up. As communications providers expand into unserved areas, a regulation written a full decade before the invention of the iPhone is slowing them down and driving up their costs. The Universal Support Fund (USF) aims…
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 There are now more than 500 repealed regulations – including regulations that put up barriers to telehealth and healthcare.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…
Coalition Urges Changes to Commerce Department’s Proposed Supply Chain Rule
Digital Liberty joined a coalition of 21 groups to submit joint comments on the Commerce Department’s proposed rule, “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services [ICTS] Chain.”
States are Diverting 911 Fees. Congressmen Walden and Latta Want to Do Something About It.
Even though diverting 911 fees from public safety networks is illegal, states are still using the money for unrelated and inappropriate purposes.
Rising Concern Over Consequences of GDPR
On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, the Law and Economics Center hosted a panel discussion on GDPR, its negative economic effects, and the potential for those effects to impact the economy of the United States.
FCC Petitions Court To Rehear Media Ownership Case
This petition continues the FCC’s deregulatory efforts to promote innovation and free-market principles.