This note presents a submission from Dr Johnny Ryan of Brave, and Dr Orla Lynskey of the London School of Economics, to the UK Competition & Markets Authority.
Brave answers Senators Whitehouse, Booker, Graham and Leahy’s questions for the record from the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on privacy and anti-trust.
Dr Johnny Ryan’s testimony at the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Understanding the Digital Advertising Ecosystem and the Impact of Data Privacy and Competition Policy”.
Big tech companies “cross-use” user data from one part of their business to prop up others. This hurts innovation & choice. The FTC must investigate. Plus, the GDPR is emerging as a defacto international standard. Whether this helps or harms United States firms will be determined by whether the United States enacts and actively enforces robust federal privacy laws.
Investigation needed to stop anticompetitive practices that hurt publishers, restrict innovation, and limit consumer choice.
Brave calls for a “United States GDPR” in letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Brave presents the case for a US federal privacy law that builds on the GDPR, protecting innovation, interoperability, and supporting US leadership.
This is Brave’s response to a call for stakeholder input from the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager.
A ruling of the European Court of Justice this month in the “Facebook fan page case” exposes marketers to severe legal risk from programmatic advertising.