“Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election” Hearing

A second committee gets its shot at social media platform CEOs and much of the hearing runs much like the one at the end of last month. It was with some reluctance that I watched the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Facebook and Twitter’s CEO given the other Senate hearing at which they appeared a … Continue reading “Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election” Hearing

Modified EARN IT Act Marked Up; Before Markup, Graham, Cotton, and Blackburn Introduce Encryption Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously reports out a revised bill to remove online child sexual material from Section 230 protection. The bill no longer allows companies to use a safe harbor based on adopting best practices for finding and removing this material. However, before the hearing, the chair of the committee introduced a bill requiring … Continue reading Modified EARN IT Act Marked Up; Before Markup, Graham, Cotton, and Blackburn Introduce Encryption Bill

EARN IT Act Finally Introduced; Five Eyes Announce Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; Senate Judiciary Holds Hearing

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 here. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Josh Hawley (R-MO) formally introduced legislation they floated earlier this year that could … Continue reading EARN IT Act Finally Introduced; Five Eyes Announce Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; Senate Judiciary Holds Hearing