Abigail Slater

Abigail Slater is Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Policy at the Internet Association. Prior to joining the Internet Association in 2014, she spent ten years at the Federal Trade Commission, including three years as attorney advisor to Commissioner Julie Brill.

Why We Need Encryption Now More Than Ever

Encryption should be seen not only as an essential consumer protection tool, but also as an essential national security tool.

Solving the FBI-Apple Dispute

Apple-FBI dispute highlights the value of improving law enforcement’s technical capacity.

The Tremor, Quake, and Aftershock of EU Privacy Norms

Could the European Union’s privacy standard become the global norm?

Digital Copyright Reaches the Supreme Court (Perhaps)

Authors Guild seeks SCOTUS review of copyright case against Google.

The Costs and Benefits of Data Brokers

Data brokers’ use of big data leads to questions about how best to protect consumers.

House Bill Would Limit FDA Oversight of Health Apps

Supporters of legislation argue FDA will not cabin its regulatory power on its own.

The Tennis Channel v. Comcast: Game Over?

New opinion highlights debate over the role of antitrust law in FCC disputes.

Patent Trolls: No Fairytale Ending in Sight?

Debate rages on as Congress considers legislation to solve this problem.

Smartphone Patent Wars: The Role for Import Bans

Congress holds hearings on the role of import bans in licensing of standard essential patents.

The Apple E-Books Litigation: A Page-Turner

Allegations in complaints befit a conspiracy novel – one that Apple argues is completely fictional.

FCC Reform Bill Wins Key Committee Vote

Party-line vote moves forward bill that would change FCC processes.

A Pill Everyone Can Swallow

The FDA’s proposal to modernize generic drug approvals meets with broad support.