Who is responsible for protecting consumer data? Data breaches are now a regular occurrence, and governments are stepping in.
Failure of corporations to protect data means that government regulation is required to ensure corporation compliance.
President Donald Trump pictured with HHS Secretary Alex Azar on June 24, 2019, after signing initial legislation to require hospitals to reveal their prices.
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Would you buy a pair of shoes without knowing the price? Consumers have bought medical care from hospitals for years without knowing the costs, but new regulations will change that.
Eight charities will get the Trump Foundation’s remaining assets.
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Under a settlement reached with New York authorities, he must give US$2 million to nonprofits out of his own pocket. And if he wants to start another foundation, Trump must submit to close supervision.
A memorial for Grenfell Tower.
The public inquiry into Grenfell makes its first report – but those responsible for the circumstances leading up to the fire are yet to face the consequences.
If only it were as easy as pushing a button.
Many sites offer the ability to 'opt out' of targeted advertisements, but doing so isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.
Vehicles are a major source of particulate air pollution.
Scientists who were appointed to advise the EPA on air pollution kept meeting independently after the agency dissolved their panel. They say current regulations aren't strict enough.
Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with lawmakers in Washington, DC.
Mark Zuckerberg's recent meetings with US lawmakers suggests his company is worried about the growing number of investigations, regulations and fines it faces.
Alvin Roth exposes his work on “disgusting markets” at the European Meeting of the ESA (Economic Science Association) on 7 September in Dijon, France.
Stanford professor's research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
South Africa’s energy regulator failed to assure a stable pricing path for electricity and is partly to blame for energy provider Eskom’s troubles.
South Africa's independent regulators have failed. Instead of introducing new ones, alternatives need to be found.
The effectiveness of a drug may be evaluated based on its potential to shrink tumours – but this doesn’t necessarily equate to improved survival rates.
National drug regulators use evidence from clinical trials to decide whether new cancer drugs will be approved for use. But these studies are often flawed.
Australia’s Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission found 45 of Bupa’s 72 nursing homes failed health and safety standards. In 22 homes the health and safety of residents was deemed at ‘serious risk’.
The failure of regulators to take decisive action against errant companies is an unintended consequence of the design of 'responsive regulation'.
Warning signs in the Newark Health Department after the city learned that lead service lines to houses still were contaminating water.
Newark is the latest US city to struggle with high lead levels in drinking water. Ending this public health crisis will require more money and enforcement, plus stricter water testing standards.
It’s a mess, but is it all bad?
New technologies and services aren't creating irreversible damage, even though they do generate some harms. Preemptive bans would stifle innovation and block potential solutions to real problems.
Protests and lawsuits against opioid manufacturers are growing more common, but drug distributors are also facing scrutiny.
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Previously secret documents and data make it clear that many companies engaged in the distribution of prescription painkillers either skirted or ignored their legal obligations for years.
Governments are attempting to regulate tech giants, but the digital disruption genie is already out of the bottle.
For all their good intentions, accidents happen when fallible humans intervene in complex systems they don't understand.
The aged care royal commission has looked at regulation in aged care.
Bureaucratic 'red tape' has contributed to the current crisis in our aged care system. We need a system of accountability that focuses more on residents' outcomes, and less on processes.
Micha Berry of the city of Fresno, Calif., which relies heavily on groundwater for its drinking water supply, repairs a groundwater well pump in 2013.
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Millions of Americans rely on groundwater for their lives and livelihoods, but regulation is piecemeal. A new study maps groundwater wells nationwide and finds that they are drilling steadily deeper.
Legislation that expands the types of services offered by pharmacies may also benefit their profits.
Expanding the services offered by pharmacies can have positive effects on health outcomes — and profits.
Children’s engagement with digital devices is often driven by their desire for creative expression, entertainment and social interaction.
In order to reach younger audiences, social media apps must get past the gatekeepers of preteen online engagement: the parents.
Google’s size isn’t the only reason way it exerts market power.
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US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech's growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.