Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Other Developments The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its second monthly meeting and voted to change agency policy on two issues: the right to repair and mergers.In its press … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (26 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it's posted here. Other Developments The United States (U.S.), allies, and other nations identified the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as being behind the Microsoft Exchange hack that compromised thousands of systems … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 April 2021)

Other Developments The White House has finally named its nominees to be the first National Cyber Director and the next Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director. In a statement, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced that President Joe Biden’s intention “to nominate Chris Inglis as National Cyber Director and Jen Easterly as the Director … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (6 April 2021)

Other Developments The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) reversed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that Facebook’s login notification text system, especially its database of phone numbers, violated a federal law barring abusive telemarketing practices. The case turned on whether Facebook’s system is an “automatic telephone … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (6 April 2021)

EDPS and EDPB Assess The EC’s Data Governance Act

The EU’s data regulators urge EU stakeholders to revise a bill to allow for the sharing of data as part of the EC’s Digital Strategy. The European Union’s (EU) bloc-wide data protection regulators have assessed the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to establish a new data sharing and usage regime. This new system would work alongside … Continue reading EDPS and EDPB Assess The EC’s Data Governance Act

CJEU Rules Out Police Electronic Surveillance In Most Cases

The EU’s top court ruled against Estonia police who used electronic surveillance to catch an alleged criminal. This ruling could shape the ePrivacy Regulation the bloc is considering. I will switching to a new platform soon. In the near future, I will be using The Wavelength as my primary means of sharing my output on … Continue reading CJEU Rules Out Police Electronic Surveillance In Most Cases

A Revised ePrivacy Regulation Proposed

A key stakeholder has proposed changes to the EC’s four-year old proposed ePrivacy Regulation, moving matters to the EU Parliament.  Council of the European Union (Council) has released a long awaited compromise draft of the ePrivacy Regulation, a rewrite of the European Union’s existing rules on the privacy of electronic communications. This new law is … Continue reading A Revised ePrivacy Regulation Proposed

ePrivacy Exception Proposed

Late last month, a broad exception to the EU’s privacy regulations became effective. My apologies. The first version of this post erroneously asserted the derogation to the ePrivacy Directive had been enacted. It has not, and this post has been re-titled and updated to reflect this fact. As the European Union (EU) continues to work … Continue reading ePrivacy Exception Proposed

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