Washington in Review

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Our take on the changes coming out of Washington and what they mean for our Technology, Media and Telecommunications clients.

What happened in Washington ​the past two weeks?

One might think there would be limited news with Congress being in the throes of recess, but policy changes are roaring ahead in the states, administration, and the EU. A large group of state attorneys general recently announced their intent to pursue an antitrust investigation into big tech. With new tariffs initiated by both China and the US, trade talks have essentially reached an impasse for the foreseeable future. The Swedish Data Protection Authority issued its first GDPR fine, focused on illicit facial recognition deployment. We cover these issues and more in this week’s edition of the WiRe.  

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What happened in Washington 
​the past two weeks? ​
What happened in Washington 
​the past two weeks? ​
This week in Washington was filled with everything from high-profile indictments to an assortment of congressional hearings, elections in several key states, and the beginning of a 13-day presidential tour through five Asian nations. However, the Republican’s proposal for sweeping tax reform has taken immediate precedence as the party races to pass legislation before year-end.
This week in Washington was filled with everything from high-profile indictments to an assortment of congressional hearings, elections in several key states, and the beginning of a 13-day presidential tour through five Asian nations. However, the Republican’s proposal for sweeping tax reform has taken immediate precedence as the party races to pass legislation before year-end.
This week in Washington was filled with everything from high-profile indictments to an assortment of congressional hearings, elections in several key states, and the beginning of a 13-day presidential tour through five Asian nations. However, the Republican’s proposal for sweeping tax reform has taken immediate precedence as the party races to pass legislation before year-end.
This week in Washington was filled with everything from high-profile indictments to an assortment of congressional hearings, elections in several key states, and the beginning of a 13-day presidential tour through five Asian nations. However, the Republican’s proposal for sweeping tax reform has taken immediate precedence as the party races to pass legislation before year-end.
Now that the dust has almost settled on a contentious midterm election season, Congress is racing to pass priority legislation before the new session begins in January. We dive into the policy implications of the election and the outlook for the next Congress. In addition, we cover data privacy investigations, new trade agreements, changes to satellite internet regulation, and more.

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