Section 230 Principles for Lawmakers and a Note of Caution as Trump Convenes his “Social Media Summit”

This morning a diverse group of more than 75 academics, scholars, and civil society organizations — including ICLE and several of its academic affiliates — published a set of seven “Principles for Lawmakers” on liability for user-generated content online, aimed at guiding discussions around potential amendments to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.

10 Reasons Why the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Is Going to Be a Dumpster Fire

Last year, real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart spent nearly $3.5 million to put a privacy law on the ballot in California’s November election. He then negotiated a deal with state lawmakers to withdraw the ballot initiative if they passed their own privacy bill. That law — the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) — was enacted after only seven days of drafting and amending.

ICLE Comments on Department of Justice Workshop on Competition in Television and Digital Advertising

The Department should be commended for undertaking this workshop “to explore industry dynamics in media advertising and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy.... and the competitive dynamics of media advertising in general.” The competitive dynamics of advertising markets—and digital advertising markets, in particular—are complicated and not well-understood.

Toward a Proper Understanding of Consumer Privacy and Its Regulation (FTC Hearings, ICLE Comment 10)

FTC Hearings on Competition & Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. Comments of the International Center for Law & Economics: Toward a Proper Understanding of Consumer Privacy and Its Regulation: Market Realities and the Consumer Welfare Costs of Abandoning Regulatory Restraint. Hearing #12 (Apr. 9-10). Submitted May 31, 2019.