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?

Policymakers from state to federal to international levels have been active recently, creating legislation with potentially significant impact on tech, media, and telecom companies. The EU has introduced new regulations for online platforms; US states are considering biometric privacy rules; and Russia and China are expected to make significant changes to their data security regulations. We cover these issues as well as net neutrality, antitrust, spectrum licensing, and more.

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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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