Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 October)

Further Reading  “Cyberattacks hit Louisiana government offices as worries rise about election hacking” By Eric Geller — Politico. The Louisiana National Guard located and addressed a remote access trojan, a common precursor to ransomware attacks, in some of the state’s systems. This may or may not have been the beginning stages of an election day … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 October)

PRC Response To U.S. Clean Networks

The PRC responds to  the U.S.’ Clean Networks with call for international, multilateral standards In a speech given by the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the PRC proposed international, multilateral cooperation in addressing data security around the globe. In doing, Wang took some obvious shots at recent policies announced by the … Continue reading PRC Response To U.S. Clean Networks

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 August)

Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events: Coming Events On 18 August, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the “Bias in AI Workshop, a virtual event to develop a shared understanding of bias in AI, what it is, and how to measure it.”The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 August)

CCPA Regulations Finalized

Final CCPA regulations submitted, but it is not clear if they will be approved by 1 July as required by the statute. However, if a follow-on ballot initiative becomes law, these regulations could be moot or greatly changed. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can … Continue reading CCPA Regulations Finalized

EC Calls For EU-Wide Approach on Big Data and COVID-19

The European Commission (EC) met in Brussels last week and issued a recommendation outlining what it hopes will be a unified approach throughout the European Union (EU) on how smartphones and data are used to fight the spread of COVID-19. The EC laid out an ambitious timeline and explained “[t]he first priority for the Toolbox … Continue reading EC Calls For EU-Wide Approach on Big Data and COVID-19

Further Reading (27 March)

“Hackers had access to European electricity organization’s email server for weeks: report“ – cyberscoop“High-Stakes Security Setups Are Making Remote Work Impossible“ – WIRED“Federal employees may soon be ordered to work from home. That could pose serious cybersecurity risks“ – The Washington Post“Israel deploys cyber-monitoring against coronavirus, tells people not to leave home“ – Reuters“U.S. government, … Continue reading Further Reading (27 March)

Democrat Proposes Creating Data Protection Authority To Address Privacy

Another Senate Democrat has introduced a privacy and data security bill. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's "Data Protection Act of 2020" (S. 3300) would create a federal data protection authority along the lines of the agencies each European Union member nation has. This new agency would be the primary federal regulator of privacy laws, including a number … Continue reading Democrat Proposes Creating Data Protection Authority To Address Privacy

Further Reading (15 November)

“The Porch Pirate of Potrero Hill Can’t Believe It Came to This" – The Atlantic. How technology intersects with and possibly exacerbates long entrenched societal problems. A fascinating read starting with someone stealing Amazon packages in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco neighborhood.“Why Do We Tolerate Saudi Money in Tech?” – The New York Times and … Continue reading Further Reading (15 November)

Further Reading (8 November)

“I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb” – Vice. A writer discovered through experience about a scam many on the short-term rental site, Airbnb, have experienced: a last-minute cancellation leading to a much inferior property and an interminable process for lodging complaints and obtaining a refund. Airbnb seems lax about enforcing its own policies … Continue reading Further Reading (8 November)