Cybersecurity Focus Swings To Pipelines

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Policymakers in Washington are responding to the systemic weaknesses exposed in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Twitter Will the Biden Administration buck the general trend against ordering private sector entities to take specified cybersecurity measures? Cocktail Party … Continue reading Cybersecurity Focus Swings To Pipelines

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

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments Photo by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash Germany’s competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, has opened proceedings against Amazon based on powers granted to the agency in a January 2021 law. The Bundeskartellamt explained it “initiated … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 May 2021)

Rewrite of U.S. Children’s Privacy Law Released

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. COPPA Rewrite Released A bipartisan pair of Senators propose to update and expand the United States (U.S.) privacy law that protects the privacy of children. Twitter A refresh of U.S. privacy laws for children is floated. Cocktail … Continue reading Rewrite of U.S. Children’s Privacy Law Released

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 May 2021)

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. Other Developments The General Court of the European Union (GCEU) ruled for Amazon and Luxembourg regarding the European Commission’s allegations the company had not paid sufficient taxes. In a summary, the … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 May 2021)

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

Further Reading “'Law unto themselves': the Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter's power” By Paul Karp — The Guardian. This piece contextualizes the proposed policies coming out of Canberra that are setting the pace for the western world.“Malwarebytes said it was hacked by the same group who breached SolarWinds” By Catalin Cimpanu — ZDNet. … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (25 January 2021)

New EU “Platform to Business” Rule Took Effect Over Weekend

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. A new set of comprehensive regulations to help businesses in the EU regarding large technology companies came into force over the weekend, which is a key part of … Continue reading New EU “Platform to Business” Rule Took Effect Over Weekend

Online Disinformation Hearing

A House committee continues its inquiry into Section 230 liability protection and how it may be fueling the flood of online misinformation and disinformation. However, the preferred policy solutions of Republicans and Democrats differ significantly. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of … Continue reading Online Disinformation Hearing