Third State Privacy Act Enacted

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Colorado has enacted the United States’ (U.S.) third state privacy law, further complicating the task of the Congress in passing a federal privacy statute. The “Colorado Privacy Act” (SB 21-190) bears greater resemblance to Virginia’s “Consumer Data … Continue reading Third State Privacy Act Enacted

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments At its first monthly meeting in decades, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) undertook a number of significant actions in party line votes with the three Democratic Commissioners voting for the items, including:Section 18 Rulemaking Procedures: … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 July 2021)

Biden Administration Tech Policy: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Under President Joe Biden, the FTC will face most of the same issues presently before the agency. In a Biden Administration, the FTC may tip from three Republican Commissioners, including the chair, to a majority of Democrats if Chair Joseph Simons steps down as has been rumored for some months now, in part because of … Continue reading Biden Administration Tech Policy: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Possible Preview of Federal Data Security Regulations?

If privacy legislation gets passed by the Congress this year or next (although recent reports suggest a number of impasses between Republicans and Democrats), it might also contain language on data security standards. Such legislation would also likely direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to conduct an Administrative Procedure Act (APA) rulemaking to promulgate regulations … Continue reading Possible Preview of Federal Data Security Regulations?