Content, Privacy & Data Regulation
Protecting consumer privacy without inhibiting developers’ ability to innovate.
Consumer protection, specifically related to digital privacy and data regulation, continues to be a focus of policymakers worldwide. But we believe good intentions can have unexpected results. Unnecessarily burdensome standards for securing online communications and tracking confidentiality can have a horrendous impact on small businesses and software developers. We work with the tech industry and lawmakers to help them better understand this complex topic as they write new regulation.
The Latest on Privacy & Data Regulation
Read more: Congress Tackles Tech and Minors. But Are Their Solutions the Right Ones?
April 2023 US Policy Update Not Every Social Problem has a Tech Solution Across the world – in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom, Australia, and elsewhere –…
Read more: Not Every Social Problem has a Tech Solution
Tech can accomplish many things, but it can’t do that. Facts first. It is impossible to have both secure communications and a back door for law enforcement. Not “hard” or…
Read more: More Deliberation Needed Before Senate Considers CSAM Bills
Devs work hard to make the internet a safer place. They have long operated under the premise that consumer trust is paramount, since users won’t pay for services they distrust….
Read more: Content Moderation Takes Center Stage in Washington
March 2023 US Policy Update The Shield and Sword of Online Speech: Debating the future of Section 230 On March 23, the Developers Alliance, along with allies from Tripadvisor and…
Read more: Italy Bans ChatGPT While the UK Takes a Pro-innovation Approach to AI Regulation
The March 2023 European Policy Update Artificial Intelligence The Italian Data Protection Authority (il Garante) has imposed a temporary limitation on the processing of Italian users’ data through ChatGPT. The…
Read more: The Shield and Sword of Online Speech: Debating the future of Section 230.
The “Debating the Future of Section 230: The Shield and Sword of Online Speech” webinar presented diverse viewpoints on content moderation and governance. This brief video clip from the webinar…
Read more: FAQs: A Primer for Section 230
What is Section 230? In 1996, Congress passed the Communications Decency Act. The Communications Decency Act’s Section 230 included the “26 words that created the internet”: “No provider or user…
Read more: Senate Panel Holds Content Moderation Hearing, Alliance Weighs In
You could argue that some of the most important words in society today are found in a relatively obscure law crafted in 1996. That was the year Congress passed the…
Read more: The DSA marks its first deadline, while the DMA gets into technical discussions
The European February 2023 Policy Update Competition in Digital Markets The European Commission has sent an updated Statement of objections to Apple on concerns over App Store rules for music…
Read more: Tech on Front Burner As Congress and Courts Tackle Multiple Issues
February 2023 US Policy Update The U.S. Supreme Court has a decision to make. Will they override We the People? The legal plumbing at the heart of all this is…
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