For a Smooth Ride, e-Scooter Providers and Cities Need to Get Along America’s tech industry has embraced the idea of permissionless innovation, where new online business models set up operations without requesting approval from public officials. That’s how eBay revolutionized the way people sell their stuff, and it’s how sharing economy businesses became a great […]
About Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco is Executive Director of NetChoice, where he works with members to set and execute the NetChoice agenda.
Entries by Steve DelBianco
What is the RTPA, and why does NetChoice oppose it? The internet has truly changed how we buy and sell products and services. Many businesses have no physical stores, yet consumers anywhere can find these businesses online. The impact of e-commerce has been truly revolutionary for buyers and sellers alike. At the same time, states […]
Steve DelBianco spoke about the future of multi-stakeholder governance. Watch here
There has been much speculation about the online advertisements placed by Russian agents in last year’s presidential election. Was this a plot to swing the outcome? Or was it an effort to create chaos and divide our country? Whatever the reason, there is one thing we can all agree on: foreign meddling in the domestic […]
Individual privacy is important, and Illinois should continue to enact legislation that protects our state’s consumers. However, when class-action attorneys abuse Illinois’ privacy laws to create new laws that will only enrich themselves, Illinois residents will be the ones left out as the rest of country’s technology advances. For example, Illinois residents cannot use several […]
Last month, U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, of Lycoming County, encouraged the Federal Trade Commission to review the practice of “white label” or “private label” ticket reselling. These programs use deceptive web page address and aggressive search engine advertising to prey on consumers, often leading them to overpay for seats for concerts and sporting events. The […]
High-end grocer Whole Foods is affectionately known as “Whole Paycheck,” even to those of us who regularly frequent the chain. Yet, I have seen a lot of pontificating on how Amazon buying Whole Foods could somehow be a bad thing. Put simply, the class of professional worriers is worried the combination of Amazon and Whole […]
Any business that goes online to find customers is finding themselves under siege by regulators and tax collectors from multiple states, despite Supreme Court rulings that limit states’ cross-border taxing powers. READ MORE at The Hill
Online retailers have become a convenient scapegoat for brick-and-mortar stores looking to cast blame for the rapid contraction in retail jobs in recent months. It’s become a such a common refrain in reports about job losses in the retail industry that it has almost become gospel. But upon closer inspection, it’s clear that retailers have […]
NPR All Things Considered – Massachusetts tries something new to claim taxes from online sales Steve DelBianco is on the shameless-tax-grab side. He leads NetChoice, a national trade association representing e-commerce sites. He says under this strange Massachusetts theory, “your business is subject to the taxation [and] regulation in any state where a user simply […]
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