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Biography for Karl Herchenroeder

Karl Herchenroeder, Assistant Editor, is a technology policy journalist for publications including Communications Daily. Born in Rockville, Maryland, he joined the Warren Communications News staff in 2018. He began his journalism career in 2012 at the Aspen Times in Aspen, Colorado, where he covered city government. After that, he covered the nuclear industry for ExchangeMonitor in Washington. You can follow Herchenroeder on Twitter: @karlherk

Recent Articles by Karl Herchenroeder

FTC Removes Facebook’s Past Privacy Auditor, Draws Congressional Skepticism

The FTC “effectively removed” Facebook’s independent privacy assessor (see 1912050065), Chairman Joe Simons wrote recently in a congressional letter. We obtained the document in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Senators reached Thursday were skeptical that…Subscribe to Read >>

Senate Commerce Chairman 'Open' to Talks on Narrow Private Right of Action

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss. is “open to discussing” a narrowly tailored private right of action provision in a compromise data privacy bill. He told reporters Monday any discussion of such a provision would be part of…Subscribe to Read >>

Google Political Ad Approaches Get Some Hill Backing; Others Critical

Google’s decision to limit political advertising microtargeting is a better approach than Facebook’s decision not to fact-check political ads, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., said in interviews last month. Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii; Josh Hawley, R-Mo…Subscribe to Read >>

Cantwell, Senate Democrats Unveil Privacy Bill With Consumer Right of Action

Led by Senate Commerce Committee ranking member Maria Cantwell, Wash., Senate Democrats Tuesday unveiled federal privacy legislation. It has a provision Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., regards as a nonstarter (see 1911250058).Subscribe to Read >>

New York Democrats Push to Set Privacy Law Standards

New York should pass a state privacy law to set proper standards and push federal legislators to take action, Senate Democrats told a hearing. Industry opposed including a private right of action. Consumer advocates applauded the provision.Subscribe to Read >>