Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 July 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 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its second monthly meeting and voted to change agency policy on two issues: the right to repair and mergers.In its press … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 July 2021)

States Other Than CA and VA Consider Privacy Bills

The North Dakota legislature spikes two tech bills, one that would have regulated app stores and the other would have barred sales of personal data without consent. With the recent enactment by ballot of the “California Privacy Rights Act” (aka Proposition 24) and the pending enactment of the “Consumer Data Privacy Act” in Virginia, other … Continue reading States Other Than CA and VA Consider Privacy Bills

Tech Election Results

A number of tech ballot initiatives were considered. There were a number of significant technology measures put before voters in states in yesterday’s election. The most significant were in California as voters agreed to replace the “California Consumer Privacy Act” (CCPA) (AB 375) with a new privacy bill, voted for another technology-related ballot initiative, and … Continue reading Tech Election Results

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 October)

Further Reading  “A deepfake porn Telegram bot is being used to abuse thousands of women” By Matt Burgess — WIRED UK. A bot set loose on Telegram can take pictures of women and, apparently teens, too, and “takes off” their clothing, rendering a naked image of females who never took naked pictures. This seems to … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 October)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 October)

Further Reading  “The Man Who Speaks Softly—and Commands a Big Cyber Army” By Garrett Graff — WIRED. A profile of General Paul Nakasone, the leader of both the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) and Cyber Command, who has operated mostly in the background during the tumultuous Trump Administration. He has likely set the template … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 October)

New Round of CCPA Regulations Released For Comment

New CCPA regulations seem tailored to address problems turned up by Consumer Reports on how difficult it can be to block businesses  from using a person’s personal information. The California Attorney General’s Office (OAG) has released yet another revision of the regulations necessary to implement the “California Consumer Privacy Act” (CCPA) (AB 375) and comments … Continue reading New Round of CCPA Regulations Released For Comment

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)

Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy

Senate stakeholders appear no closer to resolving the two key impasses in privacy legislation: preemption and a private right of action. A week after the introduction of the “Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE DATA) Act” (S.4626) was introduced, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing … Continue reading Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy

A Washington State Privacy Bill…Rises From The Dead

One of the sponsors of a privacy bill that died earlier this year has reintroduced a modified version with new language in the hopes of passing the bill next year. Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) has floated a new draft of privacy legislation in the hopes it will be pass after forerunner bills dying … Continue reading A Washington State Privacy Bill…Rises From The Dead

CPRA From Another View

Let’s see how the CPRA would work from the view of a Californian. Of course, I analyzed California Ballot Proposition 24, the “California Privacy Rights Act,” at some length in a recent issue, but I think taking on the proposed rewrite of the “California Consumer Privacy Act” (AB 375) from a different angle may provide … Continue reading CPRA From Another View