Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (11 May 2021)

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. Other Developments The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program.” The FCC stated “[t]his $7.17 billion program, funded by the American Rescue Plan … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (11 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Other Developments The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on the “Compromise of Microsoft Exchange Server.” The agencies stated:The FBI and CISA assess that nation-state actors and cyber criminals are likely among those exploiting these vulnerabilities. The exploitation … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (18 February 2021)

Further Reading “Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm Protest Nvidia’s Acquisition of Arm Ltd.” By  David McLaughlin, Ian King, and Dina Bass — Bloomberg. Major United States (U.S.) tech multinationals are telling the U.S. government that Nvidia’s proposed purchase of Arm will hurt competition in the semi-conductor market, an interesting position for an industry renowned for being acquisition … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (18 February 2021)

Expansion Proposed of HIPAA To Encompass Fitness and Health Apps And Services

The bill is looking to fill a gap that has developed in the U.S. regulation of health privacy.  Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have reintroduced a bill, the “Protecting Personal Health Data Act” (S.24), that addresses the rise of wearable fitness trackers and similar technology that are currently outside the United States … Continue reading Expansion Proposed of HIPAA To Encompass Fitness and Health Apps And Services

Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (4 January 2021)

Further Reading “Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Viewed Some of Its Source Code” By Nicole Perlroth — The New York Times. The Sluzhba vneshney razvedki Rossiyskoy Federatsii’s (SVR) hack keeps growing and growing with Microsoft admitting its source code was viewed through an employee account. It may be that authorized Microsoft resellers were one of the … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (4 January 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 30: Diversity in CybersecurityOctober 7: Defending our DemocracyOne can register … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

FTC Asks For Comment On Its Health Breach Notification Rule

A corollary to HIPAA-regulations may get a rewrite to better regulate entities outside HHS’ jurisdiction that hold and use health information.   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. As part of its regular review … Continue reading FTC Asks For Comment On Its Health Breach Notification Rule