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Scott Cleland is a precursor: a proven thought leader with a long track record of industry firsts.

Scott Cleland is a precursor: a proven thought leader with a long track record of industry firsts. Cleland is President of Precursor® LLC, a Fortune 500 research consultancy specializing in the future of Internet competition, property rights, privacy, cyber-security and cyber-ideology; algorithmic markets; and communications competition and de-regulation. Cleland authors the widely-read PrecursorBlog and serves as Chairman of NetCompetition® a pro-competition e-forum supported by broadband interests. A world-leading research authority on Google, Cleland authored the book: Search & Destroy: Why You Can't Trust Google Inc. and is publisher of the watchdog site Google Monitor. 

Cleland served as Deputy United States Coordinator for Communications and Information Policy in the George H. W. Bush Administration. Eight Congressional subcommittees have sought Cleland’s expert testimony and Institutional Investor twice ranked him the #1 independent analyst in his field. Scott Cleland has been profiled in Fortune, National Journal, Barrons, WSJ’s Smart Money, and Investors Business Daily. Ten publications have featured his op-eds. For a full bio see:

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 15, 2018
By Scott Cleland
What is the simple key to passing bipartisan net neutrality and online privacy legislation?
November 7, 2018
By James Taylor, Peter Ferrara, H. Sterling Burnett, Bette Grande, Neal Schuerer, David L. Applegate, Arthur Viterito, Robert Bradley, Lance Izumi, Robert Maranto, Stephen B. Presser, Jameson Campaigne, Clifford Thies, Michael Warder, Mary Byrne , Jane M. Orient, M.D., Jonathan D. Haubert, Jarrett Skorup, Scott Cleland, Alieta Eck, M.D., William L. Anderson, Ann Bridges, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Michael J. Koriwchak , Devon Herrick, Bartlett Cleland, Greg R. Lawson, Peter Wood , Joe Cobb, Allen Mendenhall, Christopher Garbacz
“Liberal San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer had a very tough night last night.” - James Taylor
April 28, 2018
By Scott Cleland
“The Responsibility Reckoning” that everyone has been witnessing over the last year evidently is finally coming to the FTC with the Senate confirmation of a clean slate of FTC commissioners.
April 6, 2018
By Scott Cleland
Americans want their right to privacy restored.

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