Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 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 Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced “the issuance of a second Security Directive that requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (27 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The Senate confirmed Lina Khan to serve on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and then President Joe Biden designated her the chair of the FTC, giving the agency a full complement of commissioners until Commissioner … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (19 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments A key subcommittee chair and another Member have introduced a new bill to reform 47 U.S.C. 230 (Section 230). The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Representative … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (19 May 2021)

Ransomware Group Attacked Colonial Pipeline; Recovery a Top Priority For U.S. Government

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. Twitter There have long been indicators the pipeline industry’s cybersecurity was under policed and vulnerable. Cocktail Party Ransomware may push Section 230 and other tech topics from the headlines. The White … Continue reading Ransomware Group Attacked Colonial Pipeline; Recovery a Top Priority For U.S. Government

Other Developments, Further Reading, Coming Events (29 April 2021)

Other Developments The House passed an amended version of the “Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2021” (H.R.1251) that would establish a Bureau of International Cyberspace Policy and Cyberspace Policy Coordinating Committee inside the United States (U.S.) Department of State. The Secretary of State would also need to craft and issue an International Strategy for Cyberspace.House Foreign … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, Coming Events (29 April 2021)

All Eyes on FTC’s 13(b) Powers

First thing, I would like to direct you my first Lawfare piece on data brokers and national security. After the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled unanimously against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the primary committee of jurisdiction in the House discussed options for a statutory fix. Twitter The FTC’s ability to act … Continue reading All Eyes on FTC’s 13(b) Powers

Republican Staff Suggest Options On Regulating “Big Tech”

Even though the staff memo is billed as addressing “Big Tech,” it might be better titled how to remake Section 230 Twitter House E&C Republicans signal areas of tech policy they may cooperate with Democrats on. Cocktail Party The minority on the primary committee of jurisdiction over the technology industry has decided to stake out … Continue reading Republican Staff Suggest Options On Regulating “Big Tech”

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (8 April 2021)

Other Developments The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) wrote the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA or EUCS) “to provide feedback on the EUCS candidate scheme, more specifically in relation to the potential synergies between the EUCS scheme with a view to supporting Cloud Service Customers (CSC) and Cloud  Service Providers (CSP) to comply with … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (8 April 2021)

White House Issues Infrastructure Package

The Biden Administration proposes a massive $2.3 trillion bill that could fundamentally change the United States. The White House issued its long awaited infrastructure package, or at least a lengthy summary of it, another step in the legislative consideration of a follow on ostensible COVID-19 stimulus package. The media is reporting the bill would provide … Continue reading White House Issues Infrastructure Package

More of the Same

Twitter, Google, and Facebook’s CEOs are questioned about disinformation in a contentious hearing that did not necessarily make the Section 230 reform landscape much clearer. First, subscribe to my new newsletter, the Wavelength, to get all the content you have come to enjoy on my blog. I’m a former lobbyist and Congressional staffer who understand … Continue reading More of the Same