News Clips

June 21, 2019
"While other cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, are known for their volatility, Libra will be stabilized by its operators who will back each unit of cryptocurrency with real world assets," Alan McQuinn told CNN Business.
June 20, 2019
“It’s important for government to be an early adopter of some of these technologies,” Daniel Castro told Christian Science Monitor. “They can say it is important for us that these technologies are generally neutral in terms of race, that they are not having significant errors and incentivize industry to prioritize that.”
June 13, 2019
“I think it will push us further in this direction of limiting the availability of services and apps [for] kids,” Daniel Castro told the Washington Post. “It’s going to raise the cost of compliance. It’s going to make it so you have more paid apps.”
June 13, 2019
Eline Chivot told Euractiv that “there is little to suggest effective enforcement of the GDPR across member states” and “not all member states are in compliance with the law.” 
June 10, 2019
U.S. News & World Report covered analysis by Daniel Castro and Eline Chivot showing that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — which the EU has touted as the gold standard for data protection rules — has had no impact on consumer trust in the digital economy since it came into force last May.
June 6, 2019
"People feel frustrated with politics and feel like they don't have a voice, but buying stuff is something you do every day and you could send a message in your own way," Rob Atkinson told Axios.
June 6, 2019
“Trump’s pretty clearly made some comments about this,’’ Rob Atkinson told Bloomberg. “Over the next 18 months you’re going to see FTC and DOJ certainly be making a lot more noise.”
June 4, 2019
“Stores want to use this technology to catch shoplifting. A shoplifter is not going to opt in," Daniel Castro told the Wall Street Journal. 
June 3, 2019
“For a while, tech could do no wrong. They were the font of all innovation, and good things, and progress and democracy,” Rob Atkinson told the Washington Post. “And now the bloom is off the rose.” Atkinson, however, stressed the industry had produced some of consumers’ most well-liked services. “This is one of the reasons why this is such a hard sell,” he said. “Most consumers just don’t see a problem.”
May 28, 2019
“The point of the GDPR was to create a single digital market,” Daniel Castro told The Hill. “The U.S. is moving towards the opposite of that.” But he argued that the GDPR has failed to make much of a difference for consumers and warned that it has actually strengthened the largest tech companies. “The net effect has been that there’s been an entrenchment in the largest ad networks, which is ironically decreasing competition,” he said.