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The Regulatory Week in Review: March 16, 2012

  • Leading telecommunications operators were questioned by competition authorities from the European Commission to determine if meetings of their bosses led to collusion.
  • A new CDC report indicated that food-borne illnesses from fish, spices, produce and other imported products is on the rise. See related RegBlog Post.
  • Senator Jim DeMint introduced legislation (S. 2186) that would overturn Justice Department regulations that would force public-access swimming pools across the country to install handicapped-accessible ramps and lifts.
  • A bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate (S. 2184) that would provide financial support to the fishing industry and would seek to improve management of our oceans.
  • Melanie Ann Pustay, director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that lawmakers need to protect against disclosures of material about cybersecurity and critical U.S. computer networks.