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Khan’s FTC leadership faces internal criticism; and conflict-resolution for EU privacy watchdogs
10 June 2022 00:00
Lina Khan’s leadership of the US Federal Trade Commission has come under fire recently, with surveys suggesting the agency’s regulatory force of 1,100 staffers is particularly unhappy. But is the disquiet simply the result of institutional reluctant to embrace new directions? Or is there more to it? MLex reporters have investigated the issue. Also on today’s podcast: The mechanism designed to bring privacy regulators in different EU jurisdictions to the negotiating table when they disagree on privacy enforcement. While the mechanism under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation hasn’t been used much, there are already suggestions the system may be facing challenging times ahead.
06 June 2022 00:00 by Mike Swift, Kathleen Murphy, Michael ActonKhan's relationship with that staff was in tatters, according to a staff survey recently made public.
09 June 2022 04:00 by Mike SwiftLina Khan isn't backing off her ambition to push the agency to be an active, forward-looking antitrust and privacy enforcer.
02 June 2022 06:00 by Sam ClarkThe increasing use of a mechanism to resolve disputes between EU data-protection regulators may present logistical and resource challenges
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
Mike Swift Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent
Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked... Read more
Sam Clark Correspondent
Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.Follow Sam on Twitter.