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Democrats’ choice of Kamala Harris as VP candidate in US places Big Tech regulation at center stage
04 September 2020 00:00
As the US gears up for a crucial presidential vote in November, the announcement that Senator Kamala Harris was to be the Democratic vice-presidential nomination sparked intense interest among those observing developments in Silicon Valley. Harris’ background as a public official in California means that she has had to grapple with Big Tech’s often fraught relationship with antitrust and privacy enforcement. On antitrust, not too much is known about how Harris, if elected to office, would approach the challenges of regulating the online giants that grew up in and around her home in the San Francisco Bay Area. On privacy, however, Harris’ track record is solid, suggesting a tougher regulatory stance, should a Biden presidency become reality.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
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Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an... Read more