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Shaping Policy That Promotes Competition
It’s imperative policymakers understand digital competition is unlike the hard-goods market. The ideas of finite distribution and product scarcity are almost entirely irrelevant. Instead, we promote smart policy that examines consumer benefits when measuring how well the market is functioning. If competitive and antitrust regulation is too stringent, we risk crippling innovation that pushes society forward.
The Latest on Digital Markets
Read more: Developers Share Small Biz Experiences and Champion App Store Model on Capitol Hill
As Congress turns its attention away from leadership elections and back to policy discussions, a coalition of app developers and app advocates hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill to…
Developers Alliance Joins Coalition Opposing U.S. Government’s Surprise Decision to Withdraw Its Support for Digital Trade PoliciesRead more: Developers Alliance Joins Coalition Opposing U.S. Government’s Surprise Decision to Withdraw Its Support for Digital Trade Policies
The Developers Alliance joined fifteen other industry associations in a letter highlighting how the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) decision to withdraw its support for the World Trade Organization’s (WTO)…
UK’s Online Safety Act Is Live, While the EU Sends the First Formal Warnings to Very Large Online PlatformsRead more: UK’s Online Safety Act Is Live, While the EU Sends the First Formal Warnings to Very Large Online Platforms
The October 2023 European Policy Update Content regulation Source: Ofcom (https://www.ofcom.org.uk/news-centre/2023/safer-life-online-for-people-in-uk) The Online Safety Act, the UK’s framework content law, has received Royal Assent and will be implemented by Ofcom…
Read more: Rudderless House Must Correct Course to Support Devs and Grow the Economy
October 2023 US Policy Update House Chaos Hits Home for Devs In early October, a band of hardline conservative Republicans voted to oust Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from his role as…
We have (non-European) ‘gatekeepers’ under EU’s DMA, and encryption is still under threat in both EU and UKRead more: We have (non-European) ‘gatekeepers’ under EU’s DMA, and encryption is still under threat in both EU and UK
The September 2023 European Policy Update Artificial Intelligence The AI Act is closer to a final version as the legislative process enters the last mile. A large part of the…
Read more: Washington Turns Up the Heat on Tech; Developers Alliance Responds in Effort to Protect Innovation
The August and September US Policy Update Developers Alliance Joins Broad Coalition Calling on Senate to Reject STOP CSAM Act The Developers Alliance joined dozens of other industry associations, civil…
Read more: Developers Alliance Joins Broad Coalition Calling On Senate to Reject STOP CSAM Act
The Developers Alliance joined dozens of other industry associations, civil rights groups, and groups representing LGBT+ individuals and journalists in a letter identifying how the Senate’s STOP CSAM Act (S….
Read more: Fall 2023: Regulating Tech
Developer issues are going to be widely debated behind the scenes even as politics takes center stage If you live inside the Brussels or DC bubble, you already know that…
Developers Alliance Submits Comments to the United States Federal Trade Commission on Facial Age Estimation TechnologyRead more: Developers Alliance Submits Comments to the United States Federal Trade Commission on Facial Age Estimation Technology
Facial age estimation has the potential to be a safe, secure, and equitable avenue to protect minors online. The Developers Alliance supports innovations like these and encourages the Federal Trade…
Read more: Developer’s Alliance Addresses Global Data Privacy and AI Regulation at Chennai (India) Conference
The Faculty of Law, Dr. MGR ERI, Chennai, India organized a two-day National Conference on ‘Data Protection and Security in Digital Governance – Legal Issues and Challenges’ on July 26-27,…
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