Over-Regulating Silicone Could Devastate the Consumer Electronics Market

As “Silicon Valley” has grown into a household term, it’s become easier to take for granted one of the most important family of chemicals used in electronics today: silicones. Silicones’ contributions to and use in the electronics industry are vast. But now, regulatory threats to silicones have emerged abroad. Given their value, it’s dismaying to […]

Investor Business Daily: A War On Science Is Bad Environmental Policy

Environmental regulation must follow science, not blacklist chemicals based on incomplete information. This article discusses how some U.S. state policymakers are blindly importing the worst of the EU’s regulations without scrutinizing the underlying reasoning.  In essence, they are perpetuating policies that damage our economy, hurt consumers, waste energy and cost lives.  To read this article, […]

Google and Antitrust Probes

A draft executive order from the White House complaining about bias in social media said the proposed order commands federal agencies to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.”  The leaked White House document is more about allegations of bias against President Trump than it is about antitrust […]

Things to Consider and Things to Avoid in General Data Protection Regulation

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018.  In advance of that, the growth industry of GDPR coaching is available for US firms through Microsoft, SAP, BMC/Forrester, PWC, McAfee and dozens of consultancies.  Fewer than 50% of large companies will be n in full GDPR compliance by end of […]

Things to Consider and Things to Avoid in General Data Protection Regulation

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018.  In advance of that, the growth industry of GDPR coaching is available for US firms through Microsoft, SAP, BMC/Forrester, PWC, McAfee and dozens of consultancies.  Fewer than 50% of large companies will be n in full GDPR compliance by end of […]

Big Data and EU Antitrust Probes

Six months ago, the European Commission said its antitrust inquiry revealed that Google’s use of its very popular search product violated the EU’s competition standards.  This week the Commission released the text of its report.  The previously announced 2.4 billion Euro fine was affirmed. As if to divert attention away from the antitrust report, the […]

Chasing Business Taxes Wherever Companies Choose a Home

The European Union (EU) is seeking an approach on business taxes that retains more of Internet firms’ earnings as taxes for itself.  The EU has been spooked by foreign Internet companies’ selection of “tax homes” with especially low rates.  Ireland has been a very popular choice of US high tech firms for reporting and paying […]

Daily Caller: EU Biased Against US Tech Firms or Just Tech Envy?

For years, antitrust regulators in the European Union (EU) have behaved as if antitrust schemes lurk within each high-tech firm from the US. This paranoia fuels the imagined misdeeds that are the basis for high fines. If it were not for the windfall fines that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) harvests from US based […]

A Privacy Regulation Food Fight

The EU is crafting rules to “better fight crime and terror.”  Earlier, the EU had tightened rules governing the EU peoples’ private information, and some EU nations are preparing their own versions of privacy protections.  Last week, the US Congress repealed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules governing internet service provider (ISP) use of consumers’ browsing […]