Key Senate Republicans Issue New Version of Privacy Bill

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Key Republican privacy stakeholders have revised and released the third iteration of their data privacy bill. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Consumer … Continue reading Key Senate Republicans Issue New Version of Privacy Bill

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Other Developments The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its second monthly meeting and voted to change agency policy on two issues: the right to repair and mergers.In its press … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued the text of the security directive it issued in response to the ransomware attack that shut down Colonial Pipeline’s systems. TSA stated:This … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 June 2021)

The FTC Faces Questions on “Big Tech,” Section 230, Antitrust, Privacy and Data Security

First, subscribe to The Wavelength, my new subscription newsletter. Get all the material you have been enjoying on my blog delivered to your inbox. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held its first hearing of this Congress with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). All four sitting commissioners testified and faced a range of diverse … Continue reading The FTC Faces Questions on “Big Tech,” Section 230, Antitrust, Privacy and Data Security

Data Privacy Bill Changed As It Moves Through House In Washington State

Facing the end of its legislative session, Washington State House lawmakers alter a bill that passed the Senate. It is not clear if these changes will be acceptable. The Washington State House of Representatives has moved the “Washington Privacy Act” (SB 5062) through two committees, changing the bill in ways that may make it unacceptable … Continue reading Data Privacy Bill Changed As It Moves Through House In Washington State

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 March 2021)

Other Developments California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was confirmed as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services, but before he left this position, he named Matt Rodriguez Chief Deputy Attorney General. Rodriguez will be the acting Attorney General until Governor Gavin Newsom (D) nominates a person the legislature confirms.The White House indicated President Joe … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 March 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (23 March 2021)

Other Developments A United States (U.S.) federal court has ruled for a company from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in granting a preliminary injunction against the Department of Defense’s (DOD) designation of the entity as designation as a Communist Chinese military company. This ruling will almost certainly encourage many of the other PRC companies … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (23 March 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Other Developments The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on the “Compromise of Microsoft Exchange Server.” The agencies stated:The FBI and CISA assess that nation-state actors and cyber criminals are likely among those exploiting these vulnerabilities. The exploitation … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

States Other Than CA and VA Consider Privacy Bills

The North Dakota legislature spikes two tech bills, one that would have regulated app stores and the other would have barred sales of personal data without consent. With the recent enactment by ballot of the “California Privacy Rights Act” (aka Proposition 24) and the pending enactment of the “Consumer Data Privacy Act” in Virginia, other … Continue reading States Other Than CA and VA Consider Privacy Bills

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Further Reading “A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida City's Water Supply, Officials Say” By Andy Greenberg — WIRED. Given the fact that most water and sewage systems are linked to the internet, even their operational systems, it is surprising these sorts of incidents do not occur more frequently.“UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)