Justice Department Sues Google For Violating Antitrust Laws

WASHINGTON—Today, the Department of Justice — along with eleven state Attorneys General — filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop … Continue reading Justice Department Sues Google For Violating Antitrust Laws

Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Investigation Reveals Digital Economy Highly Concentrated, Impacted By Monopoly Power

WASHINGTON—The House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee released the findings of its more than 16-month long investigation into the state of competition in the digital economy, especially the challenges presented by … Continue reading Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Investigation Reveals Digital Economy Highly Concentrated, Impacted By Monopoly Power

Norton Releases Statement on Passing of Her Friend and Colleague, Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who was a colleague of the late Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) first in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and then in the … Continue reading Norton Releases Statement on Passing of Her Friend and Colleague, Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis

DASHBOARD Act could force more disclosures from BigTECH, consumer data profits, and usage

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight And Regulations on Data (DASHBOARD) Act, bipartisan legislation that will … Continue reading DASHBOARD Act could force more disclosures from BigTECH, consumer data profits, and usage

Tech juggernauts are returning to Capitol Hill for a new round of hearings

WASHINGTON — Now under attack by POTUS, meet the new wolves of ‘K Street’. Ahead of tech executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter heading to more hearings in front of … Continue reading Tech juggernauts are returning to Capitol Hill for a new round of hearings

Congress Introduces “Active Cyber Defense Certainty” Act

Washington, D.C.—Representative Tom Graves (R-GA-14) proposed the Active Cyber Defense Certainty (ACDC) Act. The bill makes changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to allow the use of … Continue reading Congress Introduces “Active Cyber Defense Certainty” Act

Congress confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

First woman and first African American to head Library of Congress WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Obama’s nominee for Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, by … Continue reading Congress confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

Congress enacts permanent ban on State and Local Internet Taxes

Commerce, Retail, and points-of-sale:  On-line vs. Brick-and-Mortar by Sally P. Schreiber, J.D. Journal of Accountancy WASHINGTON—Congress on Thursday passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, H.R. 644, which … Continue reading Congress enacts permanent ban on State and Local Internet Taxes

$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Clears Congress

by Aisha Choudry WASHINGTON—Congress headed off a possible government shutdown on Dec. 18 with the passage of a $1.14 trillion spending bill. The measure funds the federal government through the … Continue reading $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Clears Congress