The dawn of a new Big Tech regulatory era?

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At the ShellyPalmer Innovation Series Breakfast at CES 2018, I had a Socratic discussion about the influence of the big technology platforms and other emerging technologies on our lives and the need for responsible innovation with David Sapin, US Risk & Regulatory Leader, PwC. We also talked about the growing “techlash” buzz for more industry regulation and, while we agreed that there was a need for formal approach around some aspects of the industry, we felt that the best approach at the time might be an industry self-regulatory approach to responsible innovation (see A Case for Responsible Innovation).

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FCC Leaves Out The “Effective Competition” Description For The Wireless Industry

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Make of this what you will, but when the FCC recently released its report on the state of competition in the wireless industry, it left a few choice words out. Namely, it failed to describe the industry as having “effective competition” for the first time since 2002. The report — which covers the period of 2008 and part of 2009 — could signal the government is getting ready to regulate and impost policies to encourage and increase competition in the wireless industry.

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American Children More Medicated Than Children In Europe

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American children are approximately three times more likely to be prescribed psychotropic medication than children in Europe. A new study published today in BioMed Central’s open access journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health claims that the differences may be accounted for by regulatory practices and cultural beliefs about the role of medication in emotional and behavioural problems.

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FDA Considering Proposals To Sell Genetically Engineered Animals For Food

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Super Chicken strutted a step closer to the dinner table Thursday. The government said it will start considering proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as food, a move that could lead to faster-growing fish, cattle that can resist mad cow disease or perhaps heart-healthier eggs laid by a new breed of chickens.

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