How and why to de-politicize the FCC

One of the worst things you can do to a regulatory agency is politicize it. Politicized agencies bend to the ever-changing winds of politics, which creates problems for industry and consumers alike. This straightforward lesson is one I have taught government agencies around the world. They seem to get it. Meanwhile, our very own FCC [...]

The right to be forgotten: There’s a market for that

In May of last year, the European Union’s highest court ruled that Google has an obligation to remove selected information on certain people (at least certain Europeans) from its search engine results. Some are cheering this as a newfound or expanded “right to be forgotten,” and one group has even written to the US Federal [...]