Jennifer Huddleston

Policy Counsel

NetChoice

Jennifer Huddleston

Policy Counsel

NetChoice

As policy counsel at NetChoice, Jennifer analyzes technology-related legislative issues at both the state and federal level. Her portfolio and research interest include issues related to data privacy, antitrust, online content moderation including Section 230, transportation innovation, and the regulatory state.

Before joining NetChoice, Jennifer served as the Director of Technology and Innovation Policy for the American Action Forum and a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center. Her academic writing has been published in the Colorado Technology Law Journal, the Oklahoma Law Review, and the George Mason University Law Review. She has appeared on CNBCFoxBusiness, and CSPAN as well as local television and radio outlets to discuss technology-related issues and her opinion commentary has appeared in a wide-range of outlets including SlateMorning Consult, the Chicago Tribune, and Business Insider. She has also testified before Congress and state legislatures.

Jennifer is originally from Alabama and is a member of the Alabama State Bar. Prior to law school served as a Teach for America corps member in the Mississippi Delta where she taught upper elementary school math. Jennifer currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and in her free time enjoys running marathons and volunteering with the Junior League of Northern Virginia.

Contributions

What the Biden Administration May Bring for Tech Policy

Jennifer Huddleston

January 28, 2021

“The Biden administration should carefully consider the significant tradeoffs regulation can have and embrace bipartisan opportunities to build on the United States’ innovation-friendly approach.”

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Deep Dive Episode 154 – Tech Policy Under the Biden Administration and 117th Congress

January 6, 2021

How might the approach to regulation of the new presidential administration and Congress impact innovation and the tech industry?

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Deep Dive Episode 147 – The State of State Data Privacy Laws Post-2020 Election

November 30, 2020

An expert panel discusses what state data privacy actions mean for the debates surrounding data privacy as well as what might be anticipated in the next sessions of Congress and state legislatures.

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Explainer Episode 17 – A Big Week for Section 230

October 16, 2020

Jennifer Huddleston and Ashkhen Kazaryan break down the recent news related to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

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The FCC Should Not Engage in Section 230 Rulemaking

Jennifer Huddleston

October 6, 2020

Governing the Internet: An FCC decision to engage in changing Section 230 would not only be concerning for First Amendment principles, but also should raise concerns about the expansion of the administrative state and the intrusion of government into private actions.

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Deep Dive Episode 123 – Antitrust Investigations into Big Tech Companies

August 6, 2020

This live podcast explores what investigations into big tech tell us about innovation and antitrust, as well as the current concerns regarding these firms’ market power and conduct.

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Explainer Episode 14 – Options for Data Privacy Enforcement

May 22, 2020

How can data privacy enforcement provide clarity for businesses while protecting the public from harm? What might be the best enforcment options available to the FTC and state attorneys general going forward? Jennifer Huddleston and Ian Adams discuss.

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Explainer Episode 13 – COVID-19 Contact-Tracing and Data Privacy

May 12, 2020

In this episode, Jennifer Huddleston and Brent Skorup discuss how contact-tracing might work here, what privacy concerns it might involve, and what it means for data privacy going forward.

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Cyber & Privacy

Tech Roundup Episode 6 – Constitutional Concerns about State Privacy Regulation

January 10, 2020

Do recent state privacy rules, like California’s CCPA, impinge on free speech, violate the dormant commerce clause, or are they preempted by other federal laws? Ian Adams and Jennifer Huddleston Discuss.

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Explainer Episode 9 – Biometric Information Privacy Act

December 12, 2019

This episode explores the implications of private rights of action under laws like Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. Are the paramaters around these private rights of action too vague and susceptible to abuse? Experts discuss this question and more.

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Explainer Episode 7 – Carpenter v. United States

November 18, 2019

In this episode, Ashley Baker and Jennifer Huddleston discuss the implications of the famous privacy case, in which the Supreme Court decided that the warrant-less seizure of the plaintiff’s cell phone records violated his Fourth Amendment rights.

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Explainer Episode 6 – Regulating Biometric Access Technologies

November 13, 2019

With emerging debates around facial recognition technology, the issue of regulating biometric access technologies has become more prominent. San Francisco, notably, has banned government use of facial recognition, and states like Illinois and Texas have also begun more aggressive regulations on biometrics. The implications of these technologies and the rules to limit their use with regard to civil liberties are explored and explained in this podcast.

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