Entries by NetChoice

Washington Examiner – DC Council Should Give Residents a Break, Not Big Hotel Chains

Washington Examiner – DC Council Should Give Residents a Break, Not Big Hotel Chains “A crackdown on short-term rentals would allow companies like Marriott and Hilton to raise room rates even higher. Even worse, D.C. would need to spend more than $100 million to enforce these new regulations on residents — including losing tax revenue […]

Does the “Consumer Welfare Standard” Still Protect Competition? Opinions from FTC Antitrust Hearings

Does the “Consumer Welfare Standard” Still Protect Competition? Opinions from FTC Antitrust Hearings “Removing the consumer welfare standard would risk injecting politics into what should otherwise be impartial decisions. Doing so would seriously degrade the trust Americans have in the impartiality of the FTC and would expose yet another component of our government to political […]

Tech goes to the races

Tech goes to the races NetChoice, a trade group that counts Facebook and Google as members, sees “a real threat and not in a good way with [a] Democratically controlled House in advancing federal privacy legislation,” said general counsel Carl Szabo, who fears Democrats will resist pre-emption.

Democrats brace for ‘tug of war’ with tech after midterms

Democrats brace for ‘tug of war’ with tech after midterms NetChoice, a trade group counting Facebook, Google and eBay among its members, sees “a real threat and not in a good way with [a] Democratically controlled House in advancing federal privacy legislation,” said general counsel Carl Szabo. He said NetChoice is especially concerned Democrats won’t […]

Biometric Update – New York City Councillor to Propose Facial Recognition Disclosure Rules for Businesses

Biometric Update – New York City Councillor to Propose Facial Recognition Disclosure Rules for Businesses Carl Szabo, Vice President of the e-commerce trade association NetChoice, says Texas and Illinois state laws requiring consent from customers for businesses to use facial recognition are too stringent, but that the increased transparency driven by Torres’ bill could ease […]

Tech Policy Podcast – Techlash: What Do Americans Think?

Tech Policy Podcast – Techlash: What Do Americans Think? The tech industry’s reputation has taken several hits in recent years over privacy breaches, allegations of bias, and concerns over election interference, causing a backlash in public opinion. But exactly how severe in this “techlash” among American consumers? What do they think government’s role should be […]