House Democrats are looking to put reins on Big Tech through legislative means. A proposed $1 billion addition to the $3.5 trillion economic package would go to the FTC for the purposes of establishing a digital division.
New executive order from the Biden administration, containing a broad package of measures from "right to repair" to renewed scrutiny of major mergers, aims to curtail anti-competitive practices among the Big Tech players.
Some of the biggest names in Big Tech may be considering pulling out of Hong Kong. The reason is a recently-implemented "doxxing" privacy law developed in the wake of the 2019 pro-democracy protests.
Popular ride-sharing app Didi is the latest Big Tech target of the CCP, suspended from app stores for violating the country's data protection rules until it makes changes to its user data collection processes.
Recent ruling by the CJEU has given the region's data protection authorities a much greater ability to pursue cases against Big Tech companies that are not headquartered in their territory.
Big Tech may be facing a special “data tax” in the state of New York which would apply to any company collecting and selling personal data, with the proceeds earmarked for digital literacy.
Though Silicon Valley would prefer data federal privacy laws that are favorable to them to a patchwork of state laws, Big Tech appears to be putting more effort into lobbying at the state level as of late.
While Big Tech's intent seems positive, the likely beneficiary of the recent Apple/Google privacy push is not the consumer but an effort to force the digital advertising world to restructure itself for their benefit.
It’s no secret that big tech giants hold some of the world’s biggest data repositories. With an unhealthy concentration of market power in the media industry through their exclusive “walled gardens'' of user data, where can the internet go from here?
As of 2019, Big Tech companies were not particularly popular as a new poll shows that negative views have increased since then, with only 34% of Americans now expressing any level of positive opinion.