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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

No Timeline for Reintroducing Driverless Car Legislation in Senate

There’s no timeline for reintroducing a Senate bill that would create a legal framework for autonomous vehicles, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., told us Thursday. Members are actively engaged, and the legislation remains a priority for Senate Majority Whip John…Subscribe to Read >>

House Democrats Plan to Release Privacy Discussion Draft Next Week

House Democrats plan soon to release a draft privacy bill that tables areas of disagreement with Republicans like federal pre-emption and a private right of action, House Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., told us. They have “solid…Subscribe to Read >>

Senate Judiciary Members Demand Apple and Google Allow Access to Encrypted Data

Apple and Google need to voluntarily provide better device access, or Congress will force them to alter encryption standards and accommodate lawful police searches, Senate Judiciary Committee members from both parties said Tuesday. The panel and representatives from Apple…Subscribe to Read >>

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 >>