Republican Section 230 Proposal

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. As part of their legislative package of bills to take on “Big Tech,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking … Continue reading Republican Section 230 Proposal

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)

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)

The FTC Faces Questions on “Big Tech,” Section 230, Antitrust, Privacy and Data Security

First, subscribe to The Wavelength, my new subscription newsletter. Get all the material you have been enjoying on my blog delivered to your inbox. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held its first hearing of this Congress with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). All four sitting commissioners testified and faced a range of diverse … Continue reading The FTC Faces Questions on “Big Tech,” Section 230, Antitrust, Privacy and Data Security

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)

Republican Staff Suggest Options On Regulating “Big Tech”

Even though the staff memo is billed as addressing “Big Tech,” it might be better titled how to remake Section 230 Twitter House E&C Republicans signal areas of tech policy they may cooperate with Democrats on. Cocktail Party The minority on the primary committee of jurisdiction over the technology industry has decided to stake out … Continue reading Republican Staff Suggest Options On Regulating “Big Tech”

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)

Klobuchar Proposes Major Update Of Antitrust Law

The incoming chair of the subcommittee that oversees antitrust is proposing the most significant revision of U.S. antitrust law since Hart-Scott-Rodino in 1976. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and three Democratic colleagues on the subcommittee with oversight of antitrust and anti-competitive matters have unveiled their bill to remake the United States’ (U.S.) antitrust enforcement regime. Left … Continue reading Klobuchar Proposes Major Update Of Antitrust Law

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 November)

Further Reading “How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps” By Joseph Cox — Vice’s Motherboard. This article confirms the entirely foreseeable: the Department of Defense and its contractors are obtaining and using personal information from smartphones all over the world. Given this practice is common in United States’ (U.S.) law enforcement agencies, … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 November)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 October)

Coming Events The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Bodies and Agencies (CERT-EU) will hold the 4th annual IoT Security Conference series “to raise awareness on the security challenges facing the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem across the European Union:”Artificial … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (7 October)