Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 16: Key Cyber InsightsSeptember 23: Leading the Digital TransformationSeptember 30: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 September)

Coming Events The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights Subcommittee will hold a hearing on 15 September titled “Stacking the Tech: Has Google Harmed Competition in Online Advertising?.” In their press release, Chair Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) asserted:Google is the dominant player in online advertising, a business … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 September)

Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part III

Even though it is agreed Congress should revamp election security laws, there is no agreement on how. Election security is a subject much on the minds of lawmakers and policymakers in Washington in this election; however, how the Congress should respond is a matter much disagreed upon. House Democrats have passed a number of bills … Continue reading Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part III

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26 August)

Here are today's Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 10 September, the General Services Administration (GSA) will have a webinar to discuss implementation of Section 889 of the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2019” (P.L. 115-232) that bars the federal government and its contractors from buying … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26 August)

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)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (30 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 30 July, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (30 July)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (24 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On  27 July, the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee will hold its sixth … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (24 July)

Republicans Boycott Hearing on Online Foreign Influence Operations

Despite the minority abstaining from the hearing, one of the committees in the House with jurisdiction over online matters continued its inquiry into influence campaigns in the context of the coming election. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from … Continue reading Republicans Boycott Hearing on Online Foreign Influence Operations

Further Reading and Other Developments (13 June)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Other Developments The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab alleged that an Indian information technology (IT) firm has been running a hacking for hire operation possibly utilized by multinationals … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (13 June)

Second Volume of Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Election Interference, Part III

Recently, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the second of five planned volumes detailing its findings and recommendations arising from Russia’s actions during the 2016 U.S. election. The committee made a number of recommendations with this preface: This challenge requires an integrated approach that brings together the public and private sectors. This approach must be rooted … Continue reading Second Volume of Senate Intelligence Committee Report On Election Interference, Part III