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 (23 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen and United States (U.S.) President Joe Biden announced the formation of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) at the US-EU Summit in Brussels. The EC further … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (23 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (10 June 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 sets of standard contractual clauses (SCC), one for use between controllers and processors and one for the transfer of personal data to third countries.” SCCs are one of the … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (10 June 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)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (17 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 Senate Rules and Administration Committee met last week to markup its version of the “For The People Act” (S.1), an omnibus voting rights, election security, campaign finance, and … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (17 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (28 April 2021)

Other Developments The United Kingdom’s (UK) Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden indicated that the British government would intervene to possibly stop the acquisition of a British semiconductor manufacturer. NVIDIA Corporation had proposed to buy ARM Limited (ARM) from SoftBank in $40 billion deal. Dowden wrote the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) “to inform them of his … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (28 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (19 April 2021)

Other Developments Google prevailed against Oracle in their borderline epic legal battle over whether Google’s use of 11,500 lines of Oracle’s Java code represented infringement of a copyright or fair use. Oracle had won in a federal appeals court, which left Google facing $8 billion in liability. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (19 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)

Other Developments The United Kingdom launched its Digital Markets Unit (DMU) that will “will oversee plans to give consumers more choice and control over their data, promote online competition and crack down on unfair practices which can often leave businesses and consumers with less choice and more expensive goods and services” according to its press … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)

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

Other Developments The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that Facebook’s purchase of Giphy would substantially lessen competition and is giving the companies the opportunity to respond to this finding before the CMA moves on to the next phase of its investigation. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is also looking at … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 April 2021)

Antitrust Inquiry Continues

The beginnings of possible bipartisan antitrust reform legislation begin to emerge. Whether Democrats and the White House will play “small ball” is unclear. 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, … Continue reading Antitrust Inquiry Continues