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

Senate Armed Services Marks Up FY 2021 NDAA

Per usual, the NDAA contains a number of technology related provisions, including a some of the CSC’s recommendations. The People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation continue to receive attention. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 … Continue reading Senate Armed Services Marks Up FY 2021 NDAA

Congressional Cybersecurity Commission Releases Annex To Final Report

A Congressional cyber panel is adding four recommendations to its comprehensive March report.   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. On 2 June, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) released an annex to its final … Continue reading Congressional Cybersecurity Commission Releases Annex To Final Report

Further Reading and Other Developments (6 June)

Other Developments 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 number of tech trade groups are asking the House Appropriations Committee’s Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee “to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (6 June)

OMB Submits Annual FISMA Report On Federal Cybersecurity, Noting 8% Fewer Incidents

The federal civilian government’s cybersecurity metrics keep trending in positive directions, a development the Administration claims can be attributed to its policies.   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. This week, the Office of … Continue reading OMB Submits Annual FISMA Report On Federal Cybersecurity, Noting 8% Fewer Incidents