Regulations

Big Tech Claps Back at Warren’s Proposal to Break Up Amazon, Google, Facebook

The tech industry doesn’t think Sen. Warren’s idea to break up big tech companies is a good idea.

House Lawmakers Want to Avoid a Patchwork of State Data Privacy Laws

Experts outlined what they would like to see included in a federal data privacy law.

Why the Amazon Pushback Is Also About Immigrants

After the HQ2 cancellation in Queens, Amazon’s connections to federal immigration enforcement are drawing scrutiny and criticism in other cities, too.

Federal Officials Want Public Input on Election Tech Requirements

The most recent Voluntary Voting System Guidelines include a call for paper ballots.

FAA Wants to Protect First Responders from Drone Bombs

Under a new ruling, law enforcement officers would be able to identify drones from afar.

Why Our Government Leaders Must Take the Wheel on Self-Driving Vehicles in 2019—and How They Can Do it

Such vehicles will enable older adults, people with disabilities and people who are housebound to get around with greater ease.

Amazon Proposes Facial Recognition Guidelines to Policymakers

The company called for “open, honest and earnest dialogue” instead of a ban.

When Regulating New Tech Harms Public Safety

Facial recognition technology is new and nascent, but not a departure from the innate abilities humans are born with. Efforts by states to limit its use harms public safety and deters innovation.

The Coming Digitization of the Regulatory Environment

Here's what the U.S. can learn about digitizing regulations from two of the largest economies.

FAA Rule Would Let Drones Fly Over People and At Night Without a Waiver

The move would greatly open the use of small drones but at least one lawmaker is worried about the privacy of people on the ground.

Keep the Faith: America’s GDPR Will Come

What should it look like? How should companies prepare?

Inside the Bill That Set the ‘Strongest Clean Energy Requirement in the Nation’

Washington, D.C. is on track to set a more ambitious timeline for fighting climate change than any state.

Pentagon Lags on Policing Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable Contracts

Some contracting officers may not be applying the required criteria, GAO warns.

The U.S. Could Regulate AI in the Name of National Security

These regulations would be target a big name in AI: China

When the Tech Mythology Collapses

The industry’s fall from grace may feel unprecedented, but we have a model for what happens when a beloved industry fails us.