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Biography for Karl Herchenroeder

Karl Herchenroeder, Associate Editor, is a technology policy journalist for publications including Communications Daily. Born in Rockville, Maryland, he joined the Warren Communications News staff in 2018. He began his journalism career in 2012 at the Aspen Times in Aspen, Colorado, where he covered city government. After that, he covered the nuclear industry for ExchangeMonitor in Washington. You can follow Herchenroeder on Twitter: @karlherk

Recent Articles by Karl Herchenroeder

Advocates, Industry Spar Over Potential FTC Social Media Rules

The FTC should take a light-touch regulatory approach to protecting children from social media advertising harms, NCTA commented Friday in support of industry self-regulation for kids influencers and child-directed ad endorsement.Read More >>

Senate Republicans Want FTC to End Privacy Rulemaking

The FTC should end its data privacy rulemaking process because the agency lacks authority and Congress is the proper venue to settle the privacy debate, Senate Republicans told the agency in comments on an Advanced NPRM. A bipartisan group of 33 state attorneys general urged the commission Thursday to issue a rule to better protect consumers.Read More >>

Blumenthal, Blackburn Set Lame-Duck Sights on Kids Privacy

The priority during the lame-duck session for Senate Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and ranking member Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is to pass kids privacy legislation, staffers for their offices said Wednesday.Read More >>

FTC Seeks New Potential Advertiser, Influencer Liability

The FTC should tread carefully if it's considering banning certain types of social media ads for children, advertisers and advocates said in interviews this week, citing the potential for legal challenges.Read More >>

FTC Votes 3-1 to Explore Rules for Fake Online Reviews

The FTC voted 3-1 Thursday to explore issuing rules combating fake online reviews. Commissioner Christine Wilson dissented, saying the FTC’s “avalanche” of rulemakings risks the agency becoming more of a legislature than a law enforcer.Read More >>