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Hillicon Valley: Biden picks stress need for cybersecurity in confirmation hearings | FTC chairman to step down this month | Progressives warn against appointing tech insiders to key antitrust roles

By rklar@thehill.com (Rebecca Klar,Maggie Miller and Chris Mills Rodrigo)
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Progressive groups warn against appointing tech insiders to key antitrust roles

By iswanson@thehill.com (Chris Mills Rodrigo)
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  • A coalition of 40 anti-monopoly groups are urging the incoming Biden administration against appointing former Big Tech employees to key antitrust role in the government.
  • “We believe that appointing antitrust enforcers with no ties to dominant corporations in the industries they will be tasked with overseeing – particularly in regard to the technology sector – will help re-establish public trust in government at a critically important moment in our country’s history,” the groups wrote in a letter to the transition team Monday.
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