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Larry Downes: "GDPR and the End of the Internet’s Grand Bargain" (Harvard Business Review)

In May the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect, two years after passage by the European Parliament. This radical new privacy law, which covers any business that...

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CBPP mourns the passing of J. Robert Vastine

It is with great sadness that we share the news of J. Robert Vastine’s passing on Friday, March 30, 2018. Bob joined the Center as...

Kathleen Abernathy joins the Center as a Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow

The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is pleased to announce that Kathleen Abernathy, former FCC Commissioner...

Larry Downes: "On Internet Regulation, The FCC Goes Back To The Future" (Forbes)

Exactly two years ago, I predicted in a lengthy post that eight major Internet policy initiative undertaken by the FCC under then-Chairman Tom Wheeler would fall victim, sooner rather than later,...

Larry Downes: "Can tech fix its own future?" (Washington Post)

Is technology-based innovation, long seen as our best hope for improving quality of life, developing sustainable energy sources and equalizing global economic opportunities, actually making things...

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Larry Downes: "Technological solutions to technology’s problems feature in 'How to Fix The Future'" (TechCrunch)

Larry Downes interviews Andrew Keen about his new book, How to Fix the Future, on a recent edition of TechCrunch's Innovate 2018.

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Larry Downes: "How More Regulation for U.S. Tech Could Backfire" (Harvard Business Review)

If 2017 was the year that tech became a lightning rod for dissatisfaction over everything from the last U.S. presidential election to the possibility of a smartphone-driven dystopia, 2018 already...

Larry Downes: "How some cities are attracting 5G investments ahead of others" (Washington Post)

As communities across the United States wait to learn how high-speed mobile networks will figure in a long-promised infrastructure plan, some cities are already attracting private investment in...

Larry Downes: "The Government's Unraveling Antitrust Case Against AT&T-Time Warner" (Forbes)

Antitrust scholars, media industry experts and economists across the political spectrum have been scratching their collective heads since November, when the Department of Justice filed suit to...

Larry Downes: "Finding Your Company's Second Act" (Harvard Business Review)

In July 2016 a pandemic broke out. Tiny monsters known as Pokémon suddenly appeared all over the world, threatening to use their fantastic powers to do battle in parks, on city blocks, and in...

John Mayo issues follow-up statement on the FCC's Order on Restoring Internet Freedom

CBPP executive director, John Mayo, issued the following in response to the December 14, 2017, Federal Communications Commission vote on its Restoring Internet Freedom Order:

While...

John Mayo discusses the FCC's order restoring Internet freedom (ABC7|WJLA: Good Morning Washington)

Executive Director, John Mayo discusses the FCC's Order to Restore Internet Freedom on WJLA-ABC's "Good Morning Washington."

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Larry Downes: "The Stupidest Patents of 2017" (Washington Post)

The year 2017 was a critical one for patents — limited legal monopolies granted to inventors to control the market for their innovations. Notably, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases this...

Anna-Maria Kovacs: "Restoring a Uniform Approach to Internet Freedom" (CED Magazine)

At its December 14 open meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to vote the Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) order. This order will bring uniformity to the protection of...

Mayo issues EPV: "Will Ideology Block Opportunity? Regulatory Reform in the Infrastructure Industries"

Notwithstanding the nation’s ideological differences, a number of practical opportunities for policymakers to improve economic welfare have emerged and for which there is considerable agreement,...

Catherine Tinsley discusses how companies should change their approach on sexual harassment in their workplaces (CNBC Power Lunch)

Senior Policy Scholar Catherine Tinsley (The Raffini Family Professor of Management, McDonough School of Business) on CNBC Power Lunch discussed how companies should change their approach on...

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