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

DHS OIG Sees More Progress Needed In Cyber Sharing

A five-year-old program to foster information sharing between the federal government and private sector barely got passing grades with plenty of room for improvement. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has issued its biannual report on how well DHS and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are implementing the … Continue reading DHS OIG Sees More Progress Needed In Cyber Sharing

Homeland Threat Assessment Finally Released

After a whistleblower filed a complaint, DHS released its assessment of threats to the U.S. and there is a gap between the acting Secretary’s views and the report itself on domestic violence and Russian interference with the election. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its first Homeland Threat Assessment (HTA) that … Continue reading Homeland Threat Assessment Finally Released

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (8 October)

Coming Events The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Bodies and Agencies (CERT-EU) will hold the 4th annual IoT Security Conference series “to raise awareness on the security challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem across the European Union:”Artificial … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (8 October)

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

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 October)

Coming Events The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Bodies and Agencies (CERT-EU) will hold the 4th annual IoT Security Conference series “to raise awareness on the security challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem across the European Union:”Artificial … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 October)

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

Antitrust Report Released

A far reaching set of recommendations on how the U.S. should remake its antitrust policies to take on Big Tech The subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee that has been investigating digital competition for over a year issued its final report and is calling for nothing less than a complete remaking of United States (U.S.) … Continue reading Antitrust Report Released

Brown’s Bill Is The Most Privacy Friendly So Far

The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee has released the most pro-privacy bill yet. Even though Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced his draft privacy bill in June, the “Data Accountability and Transparency Act of 2020,” too much has been happening to take a proper look at the … Continue reading Brown’s Bill Is The Most Privacy Friendly So Far

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (5 October)

Coming Events On 6 October, the House Administration Committee’s Elections Subcommittee will hold a virtual hearing titled “Voting Rights and Election Administration: Combatting Misinformation in the 2020 Election.”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 … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (5 October)