Brookings Institution

Suspected criminals get privacy rights—what about the rest of us?

Less than a month after the European Union instituted rules to protect the privacy of its citizens, the United States Supreme Court took an important step to protect Americans against unwarranted government intrusion in criminal investigations.

The General Data Protection Regulation sets privacy by default

[Commentary] In a few days, the nations of the European Union take the first step to establish a New Digital World Order when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25.

On local broadcasting, Trump Federal Communications Commission “can’t be serious!”

[Commentary] Network news is nationally scripted for a national audience. The New York-based networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC feed common fare to all their affiliates.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress: What comes next?

What will happen after Zuckerberg’s testimony?

A wide gulf between federal agencies on broadband competition

[Commentary] With the Department of Justice (DOJ) litigation to stop the AT&T-Time Warner merger set to go to trial on March 19, it is revealing to compare different views about network power from the agency’s perch on the north side of the Na