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Biography for Adam Bender

Adam Bender, Associate Editor, is the state and local telecommunications reporter for Communications Daily, where he also has covered Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. He has won awards for his Warren Communications News reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, Specialized Information Publishers Association and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Bender studied print journalism at American University and is the author of dystopian science-fiction novels. You can follow Bender at and @WatchAdam on Twitter.

Recent Articles by Adam Bender

Virginia Passes Privacy Bill Amid Concerns About Enforcement, Compliance

Virginia soon could become the second state, after California, with a comprehensive privacy law. California. The Virginia Senate voted 32-7 Friday to send HB-2307 to Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who's expected to sign it. Business privacy attorneys are watching New…Subscribe to Read >>

Washington Lawmaker to Seek Tougher Measure as State Tries Again on Privacy

Enforcement looks again to be central to the privacy debate in Washington state this year. Rep. Shelley Kloba (D) said in an interview she will soon introduce a bill with a private right of action, unlike in Sen. Reuven Carlyle’s…Subscribe to Read >>

Industry Says California Can't Require Keeping Americans Connected

National telecom industry groups balked at a California plan to revive and require the FCC’s voluntary Keep Americans Connected pledge with no sunset. The California Public Utilities Commission lacks authority to stop disconnections for nonpayment and late fees amid the…Subscribe to Read >>

FTC, 48 AGs Tag Facebook With Bipartisan Antitrust Suits

Facebook is the subject of antitrust lawsuits from the FTC and attorneys general of both parties from 46 states, Guam and Washington, D.C. The FTC and AGs alleged separately Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Washington that Facebook committed…Subscribe to Read >>

Californians Expected to Say Yes to Retooled Privacy Law

Election watchers expect California to revamp its state privacy law through a Nov. 3 ballot vote. The replacement for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) could have national ramifications, experts told us. If voters agree, the proposed California Privacy Rights…Subscribe to Read >>