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Biography for Adam Bender

Adam Bender, Associate Editor, is the state and local telecommunications reporter for Communications Daily, where he also has covered Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. He has won awards for his Warren Communications News reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, Specialized Information Publishers Association and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Bender studied print journalism at American University and is the author of dystopian science-fiction novels. You can follow Bender at and @WatchAdam on Twitter.

Recent Articles by Adam Bender

Washington State House Members Don't Yet Embrace Senate Privacy Bill

Washington state's Senate overstated House support for its privacy bill, said Democratic and Republican heads of the committee overseeing the issue in the House. The chambers are edging toward agreement, said House Innovation and Technology and Economic Development Committee…Subscribe to Read >>

Virginia May Nix Muni Broadband Curbs, Under Democratic Trifecta

Municipal broadband supporters see an opening to lift restrictions in Virginia, after Democrats flipped the legislature blue in the November election, they said in interviews this month. In week one of this year's session, Democrats floated three bills to…Subscribe to Read >>

Washington State Privacy Bill Weak on Enforcement, Says AG Office

Washington state senators’ privacy bill lacks teeth and should have a private right of action, said the state attorney general’s office at a Senate Environment and Technology Committee hearing. Microsoft supported the bill, and other tech and internet companies…Subscribe to Read >>

Stopping 911 Fee Diversion a Slog

Efforts to end 911 fee diversion face more headwinds in four states that the FCC found continued the practice in 2018 (see 1912190077), 911 advocates said in interviews. Commissioner Mike O’Rielly told us he’s following up with West…Subscribe to Read >>

Businesses Brace for Impact as CCPA Takes Effect

Businesses entered the new year with questions about the California Consumer Privacy Act that took effect Wednesday, privacy attorneys told us this week. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) has until July to develop rules and start enforcing them…Subscribe to Read >>