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Carl Szabo is an expert in communications and Internet policy. As Policy Counsel, he analyzes tech-related legislative and regulatory initiatives relevant to online companies.
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Steve DelBianco testified before the full House Judiciary Committee on remote-seller tax collection. (Link to video) Read Steve’s testimony (Link to Testimony)
Yesterday, New Hampshire Governor Lynch vetoed SB 175 and pulled the state back from creating a law that is so broadly written that it threatened to undermine a number of currently legal, popular, and valuable services. But it’s not over yet as the Senate could ignore the Governor’s lead and instead vote to override the […]
It’s a tough day for state tax collectors when two different judges in two different states declare unlawful their attempts to skirt the constitutional protections in Quill. It stared with a federal court in Colorado permanently enjoining Colorado law that unfairly discriminated against out-of-state businesses in violation of Article 1 of the US Constitution.
Steve spoke with the BBC on privacy as it is seen from the US. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9718866.stm
Proposed as a ”group hug” on privacy principles between the EU and US, last week’s EU Privacy Event instead turned into an EU mandate to the US, “Our way or the highway.” This sentiment was capstoned when Francoise Le Bail, a representative of the European Commission, said that the US “cannot escape” the EU privacy rules. For example, […]
Recently I finished reading the Harry Potter series of books and decided to sell them. And a couple of months ago I was moving and sold my Star Wars DVDs. In neither of these sales did I need the permission of J.K. Rowling or George Lucas. They were my books and my DVDs to […]
Yesterday we filed comments on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Our comments advises the FTC about changes that could discourage the development of online services for kids. So what is COPPA? Well, COPPA regulates the online collection and use of information about a child (a […]
Who would have thought going to see a Michael Buble concert would leave someone damp, cold, and disappointed. But that is how one concert-goer felt after having his first experience with TicketMaster’s paperless tickets. The TicketMaster paperless ticket scheme requires the purchaser of the ticket, not the holder, to provide a photo ID and the credit […]
In 2009, EPIC, a privacy group, filed a privacy complaint about Facebook with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This prompted the FTC to announce last month an agreement where Facebook must create a comprehensive privacy program, delete content after termination of a user account, and do comprehensive privacy audits every two years. If Facebook fails to comply, […]
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