Lawmakers Put Consumer Data at Risk

In 2021, Washington D.C. had the country’s highest rate of identity theft, with over 1,700 reports per 100,000 residents. This ranking should make Congress more sensitive to the risks of consumer data. However, some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are still willing to risk data safety in their attempts to rein in big tech companies. One example […]

Inside Sources: New Developments on the Antitrust Front

Consumers and small businesses should be alarmed by the increased probability that AICOA could become law. Not only would self-preferencing be prohibited, a practice that provides consumers with the opportunity to buy goods at the lowest price, but businesses could find it harder to access the millions of consumers who shop on online platforms every day. The […]

Antitrust Bill Puts Consumer Data at Risk

Last year, lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate introduced the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which if enacted, would rewrite America’s antitrust rules by prohibiting specific online tech platforms from self-preferencing their goods and services. Also contained in the AICOA text are requirements that specific tech platforms share data with small businesses […]