Don’t import the European Union’s latest tech regulations to the US

Source: Orange County Register
by Jake Morabito

“Elon Musk has reignited the online free speech debate, declaring, ‘the bird is free’ after closing the deal to purchase Twitter. But Thierry Breton, the EU’s Commissioner for the Internal Market, quickly clapped back: ‘In Europe, the bird will fly by our rules.’ … The era of American-led technology innovation enabled unprecedented economic opportunity around the world and transformed the way billions of people work, learn, communicate, and engage with the world. It can be easy to take for granted just how much our lives have been enriched by the seamless ecosystem of connected apps, smart devices, and high-speed internet that was nothing more than science-fiction fantasy just a few decades ago. But all that progress and innovation is threatened by the EU’s [Digital Markets Act].” (11/15/22)