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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 OKs Right-to-Repair Policy Statement

The FTC unanimously approved a policy statement Wednesday aimed at bolstering consumers’ rights to self-repair and access to third-party independent repairs by vowing to crack down on manufacturers whose restrictions are deemed to violate antitrust or consumer protection laws. The…Subscribe to Read >>

Biden to Nominate Kanter to Lead DOJ Antitrust Division

President Joe Biden will nominate Jonathan Kanter to lead DOJ’s Antitrust Division, the White House announced Tuesday. Congressional Democrats and consumer advocates called Kanter the right pick to strengthen antitrust enforcement against Big Tech. Some questioned the potential for Kanter…Subscribe to Read >>

Attorneys See Khan Expanding Authority to Target Serial Tech Deals

FTC scrutiny for the tech industry’s smaller and serial acquisitions will increase if commissioners rescind a 1995 policy statement Wednesday, as expected, antitrust attorneys told us. The commission meets Wednesday for its second open meeting under Chair Lina Khan (see…Subscribe to Read >>

Khan Probably Won't Recuse Self: Legislators and Experts

Amazon and Facebook are attempting to “bully” the FTC by seeking recusal of Chair Lina Khan (see 2107140036), Senate Democrats said in interviews. Republicans were more hesitant to dismiss the filings but credited Khan’s approach. A former FTC general counsel…Subscribe to Read >>

Raimondo Seeks AI Rules Protecting IP, Human Rights, Privacy

The Commerce Department is prioritizing regulation that protects intellectual property, human rights and privacy without slowing innovation, Secretary Gina Raimondo said Tuesday. Various legislators and officials at a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence summit called for international cooperation, investment…Subscribe to Read >>