The Washington Post reports U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim has warned big tech companies that ongoing mass data collection and data misuse will draw the attention of federal regulators. Delrahim said, "It would be a grave mistake to believe that privacy concerns can never play a role in antitrust analysis." Delrahim added that personal information carries more value than "oil" to organizations, which he believes will opt for decreased consumer privacy protections as competition simultaneously dwindles. Meanwhile, Charles Koch Institute Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation Neil Chilson wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post opposing the creation of a new federal regulator for big tech. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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