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

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)

Appropriations Move Ahead

Congress has started the new fiscal year as it usually does with a short-term bill. However, full appropriations may not be enacted until next spring. And yet, another stimulus bill may infuse more money into technology programs. Congress and the White House agreed to a short-term bill to fund the federal government and all its … Continue reading Appropriations Move Ahead

Technology Antitrust Hearing

With its investigation nearing an end, a subcommittee hears from antitrust witnesses on how to best address the problems turned up in Big Tech. On October 1, the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee held a hearing as part of its series on online competition titled “Proposals to Strengthen the Antitrust Laws … Continue reading Technology Antitrust Hearing

Section 230 Hearings

Republicans continue to spotlight Section 230 and supposed bias against conservatives on social media platforms. On 1 October , against a backdrop of coordinated, increasing Republican focus on 47 U.S.C. 230 (aka Section 230), the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee voted unanimously to subpoena three technology CEOs: Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter;Sundar … Continue reading Section 230 Hearings

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (30 September)

Coming Events On October 1, the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee will hold a hearing as part of its series on online competition at which it may unveil its proposal on how to reform antitrust enforcement for the digital age. The hearing is titled “Proposals to Strengthen the Antitrust Laws and … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (30 September)

House Hearing On Social Media and Extremism

House Energy and Commerce Committee looked at the effects of social media on the U.S. especially in growing radicalization. The House Energy and Commerce’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on the role social media plays in the proliferation of extremism. Democrats and Republicans continued to articulate different views of the causes and … Continue reading House Hearing On Social Media and Extremism

Court Issues Injunction On First Part of TikTok Ban

The Trump Administration’s efforts to start banning TikTok is blocked by a federal court, its second defeat this month. A federal court has granted a request made by TikTok to stop the first part of an order that would have required Apple and Google to remove the Chinese app from its stores or providing updates. … Continue reading Court Issues Injunction On First Part of TikTok Ban