Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26 October)

Further Reading  “Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show” By Alfred Ng — c|net. Google is responding to keyword warrants where prosecutors ask the company to provide IP addresses for all people who made a certain search within a geographical area during a certain time. In the case discussed … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26 October)

Russian Hacking Uncovered

The U.S. and UK announced Russian hacking, including attempts to derail the last few Olympic Games. The EU also announced unrelated cyber sanctions. The United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters’ (GCHQ) National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) unveiled the Russian Federation’s military hacking of past Olympics and the scheduled but delayed Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Even though … Continue reading Russian Hacking Uncovered

U.S. Sues Google

One of possibly two suits alleging that Google engaged in antitrust and anti-competitive practices was filed. This one is arguing that Google’s search engine practices violate U.S. law. The United States (U.S.) Department of Justice (DOJ) and a number of states have finally filed the antitrust suit against Google that has been rumored to be … Continue reading U.S. Sues Google

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 October)

Further Reading  “The Man Who Speaks Softly—and Commands a Big Cyber Army” By Garrett Graff — WIRED. A profile of General Paul Nakasone, the leader of both the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) and Cyber Command, who has operated mostly in the background during the tumultuous Trump Administration. He has likely set the template … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 October)

EDPB Releases Draft Guidelines On “Relevant And Reasoned Objection”

The EDPB seeks to define when a DPA would have criticism of a draft GDPR decision another DPA would need to heed. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued a draft of its construction of a key authority in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) designed to guide and coordinate investigations that cross borders … Continue reading EDPB Releases Draft Guidelines On “Relevant And Reasoned Objection”

Five Eyes Again Lean On Tech About Encryption

In the latest demand, the usual suspects are joined by two new nations in urging tech to stop using default encryption and to essentially build backdoors. The Five Eyes (FVEY) intelligence alliance plus two Asian nations have released an “International Statement: End-To-End Encryption and Public Safety,” which represents the latest FVEY salvo in their campaign … Continue reading Five Eyes Again Lean On Tech About Encryption

CJEU Puts Limits On Electronic Communications Surveillance

The EU’s highest court rules against three nations that tried to require that communications providers  hand over location data and traffic data in bulk. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a pair of rulings (here and here) on the extent to which European Union (EU) nations may engage in bulk, … Continue reading CJEU Puts Limits On Electronic Communications Surveillance

Commerce White Paper on Schrems II

The U.S. tries to lay out the reasons why data can still be transferred from the EU The Trump Administration has released a crib sheet they are hoping United States (U.S.) multinationals will have success in using to argue to data protection authorities (DPA) in the European Union that their Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) and … Continue reading Commerce White Paper on Schrems II

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 30: Diversity in CybersecurityOctober 7: Defending our DemocracyOne can register … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy

Senate stakeholders appear no closer to resolving the two key impasses in privacy legislation: preemption and a private right of action. A week after the introduction of the “Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE DATA) Act” (S.4626) was introduced, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing … Continue reading Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy