EDPB Issues FAQs On Privacy Shield Decision

While the EDPB does not provide absolute answers on how US entities looking to transfer EU personal data should proceed, the agencies provide their best thinking on what the path forward looks like. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates … Continue reading EDPB Issues FAQs On Privacy Shield Decision

House Action On FISA Fizzles; A Conference Committee Is Requested

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. Despite House Democratic leadership’s plans to pass the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) reauthorization the Senate sent back to the House earlier this month, plans for a vote … Continue reading House Action On FISA Fizzles; A Conference Committee Is Requested

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

Senate Amends FISA Reauthorization; Bill Goes Back To House

A bill to renew three lapsed surveillance provisions was changed during debate, and it is unclear when the House would take up the bill.   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. The Senate sent … Continue reading Senate Amends FISA Reauthorization; Bill Goes Back To House

OIG Finds More Flaws in FBI FISA Process

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued another report critical of how the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has complied with requirements for submitting applications to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Like the previous report in December 2019 investigating the FISA process that led … Continue reading OIG Finds More Flaws in FBI FISA Process

Michael Kans’ Technology Policy Update (3 April)

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. These are the articles from last week’s issue: CARES Act Largely Bypasses Tech Funding and IssuesRevised CISA Essential Workers GuidanceU.S. and Other Governments Respond To Privacy and Data Implications of … Continue reading Michael Kans’ Technology Policy Update (3 April)

Senate Demurs on House-Passed FISA Reauthorization; Sends House A Clean Extension

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. Even though the House passed the “USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020” (H.R. 6172) to reauthorize three expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) provisions, the Senate declined to act immediately … Continue reading Senate Demurs on House-Passed FISA Reauthorization; Sends House A Clean Extension

House Passes FISA Reauthorization; Senate To Vote Today

Last week, the House passed the “USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020” (H.R. 6172) by a 278-136 vote, a bill to reauthorize three expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) provisions used by the National Security Agency (NSA) primarily to conduct surveillance: the business records exception, roving wiretaps, and the “lone wolf” provision. However, the Senate … Continue reading House Passes FISA Reauthorization; Senate To Vote Today

EDPB Details Ongoing Concerns About EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB or Board), an entity consisting of the European Union’s (EU) data protection authorities, has released its annual assessment of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and again finds both the agreement itself and implementation wanting. There was some overlap between the concerns of the EDPB and the the European Commission (EC) … Continue reading EDPB Details Ongoing Concerns About EU-U.S. Privacy Shield