Kristian Stout on Privacy Legislation

Communications Daily – ICLE Director of Innovation Policy Kristian Stout was quoted by Communications Daily in a story about the prospects for privacy legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress. You can read full piece (behind a subscriber firewall) here.

The outlook for privacy legislation is probably better than the outlook for antitrust legislation, said International Center for Law & Economics Innovation Policy Director Kristian Stout. Antitrust policy brings complications between consumer welfare-oriented Republicans and those behind the tech lash, he said. Though the existing privacy bills might not be the ultimate solution, the FTC’s ongoing rulemaking will put greater pressure on Congress to act, he said.