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FTC Unanimously Votes to Protect Schoolchildren’s Privacy from Big Tech

May 19, 2022 — The American Economic Liberties Project today issued the following statement on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s vote affirming a new policy statement prioritizing education technology in the enforcement of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Breaking Up and Regulating Google’s Ad Tech Business is Key to Fair Online Advertising Markets

May 19, 2022 — The American Economic Liberties released the following statement in support of new legislation introduced by Senators Mike Lee, Amy Klobuchar, Ted Cruz, and Richard Blumenthal to break up and regulate Google’s advertising technology business.

Biden Administration Launches USMCA Labor Case Against Panasonic As Firm Violates Rights of Reynosa Workers that Elected Independent Union

May 18, 2022 — Rethink Trade welcomes the launch of this enforcement action against Panasonic Automotive Systems de Mexico S.A. de C.V. by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in response to a petition documenting the corporation’s denial of workers’ guaranteed labor rights at its Reynosa, Mexico auto parts facility.

New York’s Efforts to Ban Secret Deals Will Bring Transparency and Accountability

May 18, 2022 — Ban Secret Deals, a coalition of national and state-based policy and advocacy partners fighting to bring accountability and transparency to state and local economic development, today applauded New York state senators for passing S1996, legislation that prohibits the use of non-disclosure agreements in economic development deals.

Smart Trade Policy is Key to Rebuilding Domestic Solar Capacity

May 16, 2022 — The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement after E&E news reported that Korean solar corporation Hanwha Qcells, in response to the Biden Commerce Department’s investigation of whether Chinese exporters are circumventing U.S. trade law by moving solar components through third party countries, will dramatically ramp up production at its Georgia plant, bring its total output to 3 gigawatts of solar.