The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

June 20, 2005

Issues in the News

1. ENERGY

Senators face a showdown on whether to include Sen. Bingaman’s global warming and renewable fuel proposals into the energy bill.

From CEI: Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis, Jr. on why the Bingaman amendment is all economic pain for no environmental gain.  

 

2. PRIVACY

Credit card processor CardSystems Solutions, Inc. admits to improperly storing data on consumer transactions, highlighting consumer concerns over data privacy.

From CEI: Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews, Jr. on free market strategies for addressing cybersecurity concerns and Adjunct Fellow Solveig Singleton on how to interpret consumer surveys on financial privacy.

 

3. TECHNOLOGY

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce a major decision on copyright and the future of digital property in the case of M.G.M. v. Grokster.

From CEI: Adjunct Analyst James Plummer on how content industries can adapt to the reality of copyright threats from evolving distribution technologies