Would new privacy laws help consumers?

Mark Jamison November 7, 2018.

Probably not. Indeed, they will more likely benefit internet-based companies than consumers…

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Who’s got the meat? Regulation of new products is a question

Sarah Wyant November 12, 2018.

Some of you may remember Wendy’s popular advertising campaign – dating back to 1984 – when an elderly lady questioned the hamburger that arrived with a lot of bun and little meat, prompting her to ask: “Where’s the beef?” Fast forward to today’s marketing environment and you could have a similar campaign asking, “What’s in the beef?” Or “Is it really beef?”

 

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Opt-In Mandates Shouldn’t Be Included In Privacy Laws

Will Rinehart on November 8, 2018.

With Congress likely to consider a comprehensive federal privacy law next year, some are pushing for an opt-in requirement for all forms of data collection, which would require that users affirmatively agree to data collection…

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The trust fund theory of regulation

James Broughel on November 12, 2018.

Each year, federal agencies issue countless new regulations. For many, agencies present evidence that the public is willing to pay handsomely for good regulatory outcomes.

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Airbnb: It might be harder for you to offer a short-term vacation rental with proposed Cincinnati City Council regulations

Erin Couch November 8, 2018.

A recently proposed City Council ordinance could leave operators of short-term rental properties like Airbnb with a new set of regulations — and a whole new set of costs.

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Regulatory And Legal Barriers To Tech-Company Market Entry, Success, Stubbornly Persist

Glenn G. Lammi November 8, 2018.

Last month at The Atlantic Festival, FTC Commissioner Slaughter and former FTC Chair Ohlhausen participated in an enlightening interview on technology regulation. When discussing how the United States approaches regulation compared to other nations, Ohlhausen said the U.S. has such an “enormous presence in the tech space” due in part to America’s “lighter touch” on regulation…

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A New Breed of Innkeepers for the Airbnb Era

Amy Gamerman November 8, 2018.

In March, Isabelle Chicoine and Karim Houry spent $1.2 million on a circa-1830s bed-and-breakfast in Woodstock, Vt., that’s so quaint it could have been painted by Grandma Moses. But to make it their home, they needed a business plan, a marketing strategy and internet savvy…

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Florida Voters Join Chevron Revolt And Strike A Blow Against Judicial Bias

Mark Chenoweth November 8, 2018.

What has already been a very good year for Chevron reform just got even better. By rejecting officially sanctioned judicial bias, Florida voters furthered a positive trend that has turned 2018 into the year of the Chevron revolt. With the passage of Amendment 6, the Sunshine State became the fourth state this year to reject rules that require judges to abandon their duty of judging in favor of legal interpretations made by government bureaucrats…

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Texas, California Show Rare Unity Against EPA Air Pollution Plan

Amena H. Saiyid on November 6, 2018.

Texas and California—in a rare moment of regulatory unity—agree the EPA’s plan to exempt all coal-fired power plants from an air pollution permitting program would create unnecessary confusion for other industries that require the permits…

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