DOJ reviews gun safety technology, FCC proposes rule to free up government airwaves, and more.
- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a rule that would free up airwaves used by the government in order to ease congestion on public and private Wi-Fi networks.
- Researchers urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to regulate sugar levels in soft drinks.
- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a study revealing that five percent of American consumers’ credit reports contained potentially damaging errors.
- The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned consumers to avoid unlicensed Chinese medicines sold online, which may contain excessive levels of mercury or lead.
- The FDA approved the first retinal implant device to treat blind patients with the rare genetic eye disease retinitis pigmentosa.
- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairperson Elisse Walter spoke about the SEC’s investment in new technologies to detect securities fraud.
- The recent Carnival cruise ship incident involving an engine fire reignited discussion about the lack of adequate cruise ship regulation.
- European regulators voted against a portion of the EU Data Protection law that would impose heavy mandatory fines on non-compliant companies.