FTC Lays Out Case For Punishing “Data Abuses”

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. This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its sixth PrivacyCon, a commissioner and key advisor to the FTC’s chair proposed a new approach to how the agency polices … Continue reading FTC Lays Out Case For Punishing “Data Abuses”

Sensitive Data Executive Order

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Given that I was not able to cover some of the developments over the previous six weeks in the depth I normally would have, I will be going back to examine some of the higher profile items … Continue reading Sensitive Data Executive Order

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)

Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. The combined legislation Senate committees have crafted to address the United States’ (U.S.) technology industry debuted in the Senate. Twitter One of the few things on which Republicans and Democrats can agree is that action is needed … Continue reading Senate’s U.S. Tech Bill Takes Shape

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

Further Reading “Millions of people’s data is at risk’ — Amazon insiders sound alarm over security” — By Vincent Mamancourt — Politico EU. Three whistleblowers are claiming that Amazon has widespread data protection and privacy issues, some of which may violate European Union (EU) or United States (U.S.) law. They claimed the company culture was … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

Oklahoma Committee Releases Strong Privacy Bill

Oklahoma legislators unveil a strong bill. Chances of enactment are unclear. Oklahoma has followed other states in beginning consideration of data privacy legislation in the absence of a comprehensive federal privacy statute. The “Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act” (HB 1602) is a strong data privacy bill, one that would put teeth into Oklahoma’s regulation of … Continue reading Oklahoma Committee Releases Strong Privacy Bill

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Further Reading “A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida City's Water Supply, Officials Say” By Andy Greenberg — WIRED. Given the fact that most water and sewage systems are linked to the internet, even their operational systems, it is surprising these sorts of incidents do not occur more frequently.“UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

EDPB and EDPS Issue Opinions On EC’s Draft SCCs

The EU’s two bloc-wide data protection entities weighed in on the EC’s proposed changes to SCCs, meant to satisfy the Schrems II ruling. The European Union’s (EU) data protection authorities have rendered their joint opinions on the European Commission’s (EC) draft revisions of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) permissible under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). … Continue reading EDPB and EDPS Issue Opinions On EC’s Draft SCCs

Chopra Named CFPB Head

The CFPB will undoubtedly be a more muscular enforcer of financial services entities under  the FTC Commissioner nominated to head the agency, including with respect to privacy, data security, and cybersecurity. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Rohit Chopra has been tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the agency at which he oversaw the student … Continue reading Chopra Named CFPB Head

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (12 January 2021)

Further Reading “Biden’s NSC to focus on global health, climate, cyber and human rights, as well as China and Russia” By Karen DeYoung — The Washington Post. Like almost every incoming White House, the Biden team has announced a restructuring of the National Security Council (NSC) to better effectuate the President-elect’s policy priorities. To not … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (12 January 2021)