Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments In an overwhelming vote, the European Parliament urged the European Commission (EC) to craft “clear” transfer guidelines under the next adequacy decision allowing for the transfer of personal data to the United States (U.S.) in … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 May 2021)

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)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Further Reading “A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida City's Water Supply, Officials Say” By Andy Greenberg — WIRED. Given the fact that most water and sewage systems are linked to the internet, even their operational systems, it is surprising these sorts of incidents do not occur more frequently.“UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

NSA Location Data Guidance

The U.S. signals intelligence agency releases guidance on mobile device location services that should not shock anyone versed in cybersecurity. Why the agency did so is the question.    The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued guidance for those who work for the United States’ (U.S.) security services and military on how to limit their … Continue reading NSA Location Data Guidance

Further Reading and Other Developments (6 June)

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. A number of tech trade groups are asking the House Appropriations Committee’s Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee “to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (6 June)

NTIA Petitions FCC To Reconsider Ligado Decision

The Trump Administration is asking the FCC to reverse its decision to allow a company to use the L-Band for a wireless system that opponents claim will endanger GPS networks.   First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 … Continue reading NTIA Petitions FCC To Reconsider Ligado Decision

“Paper” Hearing on COVID-19 and Big Data

On April 9, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a virtual hearing of sorts as all the proceedings would occur through the written word with the chair, ranking member, and witnesses all submitting statements. Then all the members were to submit written questions to the witnesses who will have 96 business hours to … Continue reading “Paper” Hearing on COVID-19 and Big Data