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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 Investigator Meets With Farmers on Deere Data Privacy

An FTC investigator met this month with a group of Nebraska farmers who allege John Deere is abusing data privacy. Deere’s “monopolistic” data practices are preventing farmers’ right to repair, they alleged.Subscribe to Read >>

FTC Withdraws From Joint Vertical Merger Guidance

The FTC voted 3-2 along party lines Wednesday to withdraw from its 2020 joint vertical transaction guidelines with DOJ, despite “anxiety” from Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and protests from Republican commissioners (see 2109100043). The guidelines remain at DOJ, the department…Subscribe to Read >>

FTC Votes 3-2 on Party Lines to Expand Staff Investigatory Powers

The FTC voted along party lines in passing eight omnibus resolutions designed to increase investigative powers for agency staff, the agency announced Tuesday. Cracking down on manufacturer restrictions on independent, third-party repairs was one area of focus.Subscribe to Read >>

Merger Withdrawal Could Create Gaps With DOJ

If the FTC withdraws from its joint vertical merger guidelines with DOJ, it could cause friction between the two agencies and fuel legal arguments for opponents, former commission officials said in interviews last week. Commissioners are expected to withdraw from…Subscribe to Read >>

Witnesses Suggest 3 Days for Cyber Reporting

Congress should establish a 72-hour window for critical infrastructure entities to report confirmed cyber breaches, industry witnesses told the House Cybersecurity Subcommittee (see 2108310060). A hearing considered draft legislation from Chairwoman Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., and House Homeland Security Committee ranking…Subscribe to Read >>