Technology

Are Louder Cars Safer Cars?

Federal regulators may require electric cars to make more noise.

FCC Privacy Rule Repealed

Congress and President Trump dismantle Obama Administration rule aimed at bolstering Internet privacy.

Regulating a 3D Printing Revolution

New technology facilitates home creations and may lead to widespread copyright infringement.

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.

Regulating International Cyberwarfare

Expert proposes approach to determine the optimal regulatory framework for cyberwar.

Agency Signals Separate Regulation of “FinTech” Companies

National financial technology companies will be regulated differently than traditional banks.

Deciding Whether Software Will Eat the Bureaucracy

Agencies, policymakers, and the courts can all address the risks associated with cyberdelegation.

Preparing for Cyberdelegation and Its Risks

Automation in the administrative state could upset the relationship between people and their government.

The Surprising Use of Automation by Regulatory Agencies

Agencies’ uses of sophisticated information technologies highlight the possibilities of administrative automation.

Machines as Bureaucrats

New digital technologies promise improvements in government services but raise questions, too.

Artificial Intelligence and the Administrative State

No rubric exists to decide how to navigate the use of automation in the administrative state, but society can make informed choices.

Adapting Regulation for the FinTech World

A federal consumer watchdog quietly solved a big problem.