Five Eyes Again Lean On Tech About Encryption

In the latest demand, the usual suspects are joined by two new nations in urging tech to stop using default encryption and to essentially build backdoors. The Five Eyes (FVEY) intelligence alliance plus two Asian nations have released an “International Statement: End-To-End Encryption and Public Safety,” which represents the latest FVEY salvo in their campaign … Continue reading Five Eyes Again Lean On Tech About Encryption

Australia Cybersecurity Strategy/White Paper

Canberra is trying to recalibrate its cybersecurity strategy in he face of increased PRC hacking. Australia has issued a new Cyber Security Strategy that replaces its 2016 strategy and proposes to change incrementally how the nation would approach cybersecurity and data protection paired with more funding for these activities. Notably, the government of Prime Minister … Continue reading Australia Cybersecurity Strategy/White Paper

Coming and Recent Events (5 August)

Still on holiday, but just a quick post on some recent hearings of interest and some future ones of interest. Coming Events On 6 August, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an open meeting to likely consider the following items:C-band Auction Procedures. The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would adopt procedures for … Continue reading Coming and Recent Events (5 August)

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)

Further Reading and Other Developments (11 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. Other Developments The United States District Court of Maine denied a motion by a number of telecommunications trade associations to enjoin enforcement of a new Maine law instituting … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (11 July)

EDPB Opines Encryption Ban Would Endanger A Nation’s Compliance with GDPR

As the US and others call on technology companies to develop the means to crack encrypted communications, an EU entity argues any nation with such a law would likely not meet the GDPR’s requirements. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these … Continue reading EDPB Opines Encryption Ban Would Endanger A Nation’s Compliance with GDPR

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)

Further Reading and Other Developments

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 Verizon released its annual Data Breach Investigations Report, which “analyzed a record total of 157,525 incidents” of which “32,002 met our quality standards and 3,950 were … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments