Wavelength Weekly Digest (6 March 2022)

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Here are the editions from the past week you may have missed:


Coming Events 

  • 8 March
    • The United States (U.S.) Senate Armed Services Committee’s Cybersecurity Subcommittee will have a closed briefing on the Department of Defense’s cybersecurity operations.
    • The United States (U.S.) House Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing will hold a hearing on worldwide threats.
  • 9 March
    • The United States (U.S.) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will hold an open meeting to “consider whether to propose amendments regarding cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incident disclosure.”
  • 9-10  March
    • The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will hold a quarterly open meeting and the agenda is expected to include the following items:
      • Briefing from NIST on recent activities from the Information Technology Laboratory,
      • Presentation from NIST on the Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework,
      • Discussion on Cryptographic Brittleness and issues in implementations,
      • Presentation from NIST on Open Source Cybersecurity Assessment Language (OSCAL),
      • Discussion on the United States Government participation in National and International Standards Development Organizations,
      • Briefing on NIST Cybersecurity Updates,
      • Public Comments.
  • 10 March
    • The United States (U.S.) Senate Intelligence Committee will hold open and closed hearings on worldwide threats.
    • New Zealand’s Parliament’s Economic Development, Science and Innovation will hold a private session on the Digital Identity Services Trust Framework and a “Briefing on cybersecurity.”
  • 11 March
    • The United States (U.S.) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold the “first of a series of virtual public hearings as a part of its broadband consumer labels rulemaking proceeding” “will be part of the record in response to the FCC’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which sought comment on a requirement that broadband providers display simple-to-understand labels that disclose, at the point of sale, accurate information about prices, introductory rates, data allowances, broadband speeds, and management practices, among other things.”
  • 16 March
    • The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an open meeting with this agenda:
      • Preventing Digital Discrimination. The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry that would commence a proceeding to prevent and eliminate digital discrimination and ensure that all people of the United States benefit from equal access to broadband internet access service, consistent with Congress’s direction in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. (GN Docket No. 22-69)
      • Resolving Pole Replacement Disputes. The Commission will consider a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would seek comment on questions concerning the allocation of pole replacement costs between utilities and attachers and ways to expedite the resolution of pole replacement disputes. (WC Docket No. 17-84)
      • Selecting Final Round of Applicants for Connected Care Pilot Program. The Commission will consider a Public Notice announcing the fourth and final round of selections for the Commission’s Connected Care Pilot Program to provide Universal Service Fund support for health care providers making connected care services available directly to patients. (WC Docket No. 18-213)
      • Restricted Adjudicatory Matter. The Commission will consider a restricted adjudicatory matter.
      • National Security Matter. The Commission will consider a national security matter.
    • The European Union’s Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing titled “Risks from the use of Dark Patterns for consumers and the Digital Single Market” that “will provide valuable input to the discussions and negotiations on the draft legislation being amended in IMCO, such as the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act and the Data Act.”
  • 17 March
    • The European Union Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) will hold a hearing on the “General Data Protection Regulation implementation, enforcement and lessons learned”
  • 15-16 May
    • The United States-European Union Trade and Technology Council will reportedly meet in France.
  • 16-17 June
    • The European Data Protection Supervisor will hold a conference titled “The future of data protection: effective enforcement in the digital world.”

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