digital privacy

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan to head the Federal Trade Commission is seen as signaling a tough stance toward

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Companies accused of crimes get more digital privacy rights than people under new Trump policy

In the U.S., the internet never forgets. Westend61/Getty Images    Corporations increasingly receive the same rights as people. Now, it seems, they have privileges even people don’t. Case in point: The Labor Department recently urged regulators to stop issuing press releases about companies that may have violated laws on discrimination, worker safety or minimum wage

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