Australia Asks For Input On How To Fix Cybersecurity Across Its Economy

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. Australia’s government has issued a white paper as part of its initiative to remake cybersecurity regulation. Last year, the government in Canberra published a handful of cybersecurity documents, including … Continue reading Australia Asks For Input On How To Fix Cybersecurity Across Its Economy

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (14 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) summarized the results of its most recent plenary session even though not all of the documents have yet been made available:During its plenary session, the EDPB adopted Guidelines on … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (14 July 2021)

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 (9 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 “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Certain Companies of the People’s Republic of China.” In a fact sheet, the White House explained:President Biden signed an … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 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 Biden Administration launched a new website on United States (U.S.) government efforts on artificial intelligence (AI): http://www.ai.gov. Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer and the National Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 May 2021)

Ransomware Hearing and Attack

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. A few days before a ransomware attack caused a major oil pipeline operator to shut down, a committee examined policy options for fighting ransomware. Twitter Has ransomware pushed Section 230, antitrust, … Continue reading Ransomware Hearing and Attack

EU and Australia Take Aim At App Stores

Two of the more active tech regulators signal action on Google and Apple’s anti-competitive practices app stores for some of the same reasons. Twitter Australia and the EU look at app stores, with possible action coming. Cocktail Party The European Commission (EC) is moving ahead with investigation of Apple’s potentially anti-competitive App Store practices with … Continue reading EU and Australia Take Aim At App Stores

Five Eyes and EU Renew Emphasis on Encryption

In separate but potentially related developments, a few key governments are again arguing that end-to-end default encryption is foiling law enforcement efforts, especially regarding child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Twitter FVEY and EU see a future where there will be encryption law enforcement can access as needed. Tech thinks differently. Cocktail Party Some of the … Continue reading Five Eyes and EU Renew Emphasis on Encryption

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 April 2021)

Other Developments The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) lauded its partial victory in Australian federal court against Google that found the company “misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018.” The ACCC conceded the court “dismissed the ACCC’s allegations about certain statements Google made about … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 April 2021)

Australia Articulates Its Cyber Foreign Policy

Australia updated its “2017 International Cyber Engagement Strategy” with its new “International Cyber And Critical Tech Engagement Strategy,” a complement to its 2020 cybersecurity strategy. Twitter Wait. Another cybersecurity strategy from Australia? Cocktail Party Like the European Union (EU), Australia continues to push cybersecurity policy across the globe through the enactment of groundbreaking statutes that … Continue reading Australia Articulates Its Cyber Foreign Policy