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Biography for Karl Herchenroeder

Karl Herchenroeder, Assistant 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

FTC’s Phillips: Fair to Say COPPA ‘Lacks Clarity’

It’s “absolutely fair to say” the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act FTC rule “lacks clarity,” Commissioner Noah Phillips told reporters Monday. The agency is reviewing COPPA for potential changes, which spurred discussion about how the agency defines child-directed…Subscribe to Read >>

No Timeline for Reintroducing Driverless Car Legislation in Senate

There’s no timeline for reintroducing a Senate bill that would create a legal framework for autonomous vehicles, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., told us Thursday. Members are actively engaged, and the legislation remains a priority for Senate Majority Whip John…Subscribe to Read >>

Schakowsky Thinks House Closer Than Senate to Releasing Bipartisan Privacy Bill

The House Consumer Protection Subcommittee is closer to releasing a privacy bill than bipartisan Senate negotiators, Chair Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., told reporters Wednesday after a subcommittee hearing with Facebook. At the hearing, she and ranking member Cathy McMorris…Subscribe to Read >>

Before Hearing, Facebook Bans Some Deepfake Videos, Democrats Lash Out

Facebook wants uniform tech platform standards for deepfakes, Vice President-Global Policy Management Monika Bickert plans to tell the House Consumer Protection Subcommittee Wednesday (see 1912310003). Her testimony was released the same day Facebook announced it’s banning manipulated…Subscribe to Read >>

Antitrust Experts Say FTC Is Right to Scrutinize Consumer Welfare Standard

FTC antitrust staff is right to scrutinize the consumer welfare standard, experts said in interviews. If the agency ultimately delivers related antitrust guidance, as Chairman Joe Simons suggested, some expect it in 2020. Critics claim the standard contributed to…Subscribe to Read >>