Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (3 August 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Other Developments In a quarterly United States (U.S.) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, Amazon revealed that Luxembourg’s data protection authority fined the company more than $880 million for … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (3 August 2021)

New Voluntary U.S. ICS Cybersecurity Initiative

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. President Joe Biden signed a National Security Memorandum (NSM) on “Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems” that established an Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative, a new program … Continue reading New Voluntary U.S. ICS Cybersecurity Initiative

FTC Lays Out Case For Punishing “Data Abuses”

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its sixth PrivacyCon, a commissioner and key advisor to the FTC’s chair proposed a new approach to how the agency polices … Continue reading FTC Lays Out Case For Punishing “Data Abuses”

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments President Joe Biden signed an executive order on “Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries.” The White House explained:The Biden Administration is committed to promoting an open, interoperable, reliable and secure Internet; protecting human rights … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments Image by kalhh from Pixabay The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in three cases filed “following revelations by Edward Snowden concerning the electronic surveillance programmes operated by the intelligence services of the United … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The White House has made a bit more information available on the specifics of the American Jobs Plan, some of which has been revealed elsewhere. In a fact sheet, the administration asserted “President Biden has … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 May 2021)

Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. The combined legislation Senate committees have crafted to address the United States’ (U.S.) technology industry debuted in the Senate. Twitter One of the few things on which Republicans and Democrats can agree is that action is needed … Continue reading Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape

FISA Reauthorization Still Pending

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. More than a year after Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities expired, there are no clear plans for Congress to reauthorize these provisions Twitter The received wisdom in Washington was a … Continue reading FISA Reauthorization Still Pending

Administration Issues Cyber EO

Twitter A new American government? Then there must be a new cybersecurity EO. Cocktail Party The Biden Administration rolled out a web of interlocking directions centering on key agencies the White House will now need to manage. Some of the actions come due in the next few months while others have longer timelines. As always, … Continue reading Administration Issues Cyber EO

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 April 2021)

Other Developments At the conclusion of their meeting in which they renewed the United States-Japan alliance, President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide announced a number of joint initiatives to counter the growing influence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), some of which pertained to technology. In a statement, the governments explained how … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 April 2021)