Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The Australian Parliament passed the “Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020” that “provide a framework for Australian agencies to obtain independently-authorised international production orders for interception, stored communications and telecommunications data directly to … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (1 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The European Commission (EC) “adopted two adequacy decisions for the United Kingdom - one under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the other for the Law Enforcement Directive.” The EC continued:Personal data can now … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (1 July 2021)

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)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The Senate is considering the “Endless Frontier Act” (S.1260) this week and invoked cloture on the motion to proceed by an 86-11 vote, thus setting up a vote to end debate on this stage of … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 May 2021)

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

EDPB Argues For Changes In And Subsequent Monitoring Of UK-EU Adequacy Decisions

The EDPB worries that an adequacy decision with the UK, as written, will impinge the rights of EU residents, especially with regard to the UK sharing personal data with the U.S. government. Twitter The EDPB worries that adequacy agreements with the UK could allow personal data to flow to the U.S. Cocktail Party The European … Continue reading EDPB Argues For Changes In And Subsequent Monitoring Of UK-EU Adequacy Decisions

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (29 March 2021)

First, subscribe to my new newsletter, the Wavelength, to get all the content you have come to enjoy on my blog. I’m a former lobbyist and Congressional staffer who understand the politics, policy, and law and technology. I cover the U.S. and much of the rest of the world and cover much of the breadth … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (29 March 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)

Other Developments Two provisions were attached to the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021” (H.R.1620) the House passed that would address the sharing of non-consensual sexual material. The fate of this bill is likely not positive in the Senate, however. Nonetheless, as summarized by House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s (D-SC) office:The amendment offered by … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)

EDPS Outlines Objections To EU-UK Adequacy Decisions

One of the EU’s privacy and data protection watchdogs takes issue with what it sees as the EU negotiating away fundamental rights in its deal with the UK over its EU exit. European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Wojciech Wiewiórowski has rendered his opinion on the European Commission’s (EC) proposed adequacy decisions on the United Kingdom … Continue reading EDPS Outlines Objections To EU-UK Adequacy Decisions

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (4 February 2021)

Further Reading “Global Privacy Control wants to succeed where Do Not Track failed” By Russell Brandom — The Verge. A new effort to block tracking people across the internet and selling people’s information has launched, the Global Privacy Control. This initiative is looking to leverage a provision currently effective in the “California Consumer Privacy Act” … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (4 February 2021)