Stacked Against Users: How Regulators Failed and Google Turned The Internet Into a Surveillance Machine

By Caitriona Fitzgerald, EPIC Policy Director

Next Tuesday, that Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on “Stacking the Tech: Has Google harmed competition in online advertising?” The obvious answer to that question is yes. But Congress holds some of the blame for it.

Today’s digital advertising techniques differ greatly from traditional advertising models. In the analog world, consumers could readily identify the…