As hackers continue to exploit piracy devices, government entities like the FTC and state attorneys general should do even more to alert consumers of these risks and target bad actors. Maybe it’s time for Congress to take note. You can read this piece in The Hill.
Telecom equipment that is acceptable for use in the US is inspected by the FCC. The analog and digital computers that switch connections from origin to destination have the capability to conduct wiretapping or other stealthy monitoring as a court might order to help law enforcement. Those capabilities are well known and operated with proper […]
In this filing ACI commends the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) decision to rescind the specific provisions of the 2017 rule and thus preserve consumer choice and access to credit. As the CFPB thinks about re-evaluating the rules governing small-dollar loans, it should be mindful of the empirical evidence in this area and look to […]
Today, a coalition letter was sent to Congress expressing support for a proposal to eliminate the Office of Financial Research (OFR), a duplicative and opaque agency created from the Dodd-Frank Act. The letter can be viewed here.
Putting the government in charge of 5G deployment would serve special interests, not the public interest. Read this piece on a proposal to make big government build and own the next generation wireless broadband network — Town Hall.
Huawei 5G equipment carries an inherent security risk because the gear can contain covert circuitry capable of analyzing others’ information and reporting back to Beijing, or creating a cascade of failures. Huawei ‘s tight relationship with and funding from the Chinese government and military makes it a unique cyber risk if it were deployed in […]
Access to credit is vital for families and communities to invest and grow. For the millions of Americans who rely on small-dollar loans as a last resort, the CFPB’s decision to reconsider placing additional restrictions on these loans should be welcome news. You can read this op-ed in The Hill.
Enacting the Digital Goods and Services Fairness Act would prohibit discriminatory taxation of digital goods in state tax codes. Read this op-ed in Inside Sources. Consumers in the Digital Economy Deserve to Be Taxed Fairly
In the latest financial report released by U.S. Postal Service for the second quarter of 2019, the agency reveals a clear continuation of its dire fiscal position as a result of destructive business practices. The new quarterly loss of $2.1 billion for the most recent three month period brings the Postal Service to a loss […]
An old idea is new again, which could one day benefit drivers in Louisville and across Kentucky. In 2005, amid growing concerns that the nation’s fuel-reliant highway funding mechanisms were becoming outdated, Congress created the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission to investigate alternative ways of generating transportation revenue. The commission’s report concluded that a “federal […]