Patent Reform Bill Passes Senate, Taken Up By House
Most substantial reforms in half century proposed for the U.S. patent system.
Senate Judiciary Committee Discusses the Electronic Communications Privacy Act
Agencies disagree over how to balance between privacy and crime-fighting.
Sunshine Week Brings New FOIA.gov, But Critics Say Glass is Still Half Full
New government website teaches users how to request government information but with mixed reactions.
The House May Block Funding to Implement the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules
The FCC’s newly adopted rules aim to ensure freedom and openness, but face appropriations hurdles.
Democrats and Republicans Wrangle Over the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules
Congress debates whether net neutrality rules promote competition and innovation or stifle economic activity.
OIRA’s Guide Provides Agencies with Recommendations for Using Regulations.gov
OIRA recommends that agencies promote public access by uploading rulemaking documents in a timely, consistent fashion.
“Do Not Track Me” Bill Would Promote Online Privacy
New bill would require the FTC to regulate companies’ use and collection of data about Internet users
The Justice Department’s “Imminent” Decision on the Google-ITA Merger
Justice Department decides whether to allow online search giant to buy leading travel search provider.