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

Other Developments The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) published a “Report on the SolarWinds Cyber Espionage Attack and Institutions’ Response.” The NYDFS stated:The report summarizes the SolarWinds Attack, the response by DFS-regulated companies, and key measures to prevent or mitigate against future supply chain attacks.    The Department found that DFS-regulated companies generally responded … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 May 2021)

EU and Australia Take Aim At App Stores

Two of the more active tech regulators signal action on Google and Apple’s anti-competitive practices app stores for some of the same reasons. Twitter Australia and the EU look at app stores, with possible action coming. Cocktail Party The European Commission (EC) is moving ahead with investigation of Apple’s potentially anti-competitive App Store practices with … Continue reading EU and Australia Take Aim At App Stores

Five Eyes and EU Renew Emphasis on Encryption

In separate but potentially related developments, a few key governments are again arguing that end-to-end default encryption is foiling law enforcement efforts, especially regarding child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Twitter FVEY and EU see a future where there will be encryption law enforcement can access as needed. Tech thinks differently. Cocktail Party Some of the … Continue reading Five Eyes and EU Renew Emphasis on Encryption

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 April 2021)

Other Developments The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) lauded its partial victory in Australian federal court against Google that found the company “misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018.” The ACCC conceded the court “dismissed the ACCC’s allegations about certain statements Google made about … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 April 2021)

EDPB Argues For Changes In And Subsequent Monitoring Of UK-EU Adequacy Decisions

The EDPB worries that an adequacy decision with the UK, as written, will impinge the rights of EU residents, especially with regard to the UK sharing personal data with the U.S. government. Twitter The EDPB worries that adequacy agreements with the UK could allow personal data to flow to the U.S. Cocktail Party The European … Continue reading EDPB Argues For Changes In And Subsequent Monitoring Of UK-EU Adequacy Decisions

EDPB and EDPS Advise the EU On Digital Green Certificates

The EU’s data protection regulators critique the EC’s vaccine passport proposal. The European Union’s data protection authorities have rendered their joint opinion on “Digital Green Certificates,” the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for COVID passports. Twitter Vaccine passports; not the Green New Deal. Cocktail Party The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and European Data Protection Supervisor … Continue reading EDPB and EDPS Advise the EU On Digital Green Certificates

EU Charts New Course On Technology

The EU again articulates grand ambitions in technology. To What degree will they be realized? The European Commission (EC) has revisited its data strategy and has revised its vision for how the European Union (EU) will transform itself and lead on global policy in the coming decade, or so the EC is aspiring. Twitter How … Continue reading EU Charts New Course On Technology

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (5 April 2021)

Other Developments United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) negotiators continue to work towards a new arrangement that would once again allow the personal data of EU residents to be imported to the U.S. for processing under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The U.S. and EU have been in talks since last July when … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (5 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (29 March 2021)

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Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 March 2021)

Other Developments California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was confirmed as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services, but before he left this position, he named Matt Rodriguez Chief Deputy Attorney General. Rodriguez will be the acting Attorney General until Governor Gavin Newsom (D) nominates a person the legislature confirms.The White House indicated President Joe … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 March 2021)