Supreme Court Justice Weighs In On Section 230; FCC To Move Ahead on Rulemaking

A conservative Justice on the Supreme Court opines on Section 230, and then the FCC announces it will proceed with rulemaking to clarify Section 230. There continues to be intense and growing scrutiny of social media platforms that benefit from the liability shield in 47 U.S.C. 230 (Section 230), particularly from Republicans who seem intent … Continue reading Supreme Court Justice Weighs In On Section 230; FCC To Move Ahead on Rulemaking

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (18 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 16: Key Cyber InsightsSeptember 23: Leading the Digital TransformationSeptember 30: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (18 September)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 August)

Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events: Coming Events On 18 August, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the “Bias in AI Workshop, a virtual event to develop a shared understanding of bias in AI, what it is, and how to measure it.”The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (13 August)

Trump Administration Asks FCC To Act on Social Media EO

NTIA is asking the FCC to interpret Section 230 in a way that would reduce the liability protection of social media companies with the goal of pressuring these companies to reduce moderation of conservative viewpoints . First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some … Continue reading Trump Administration Asks FCC To Act on Social Media EO

Further Reading and Other Developments (17 July)

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. Speaking of which, the Technology Policy Update is being published daily during the week, and here are the Other Developments and Further Reading from this week. Other Developments … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (17 July)

Further Reading and Other Developments (4 July)

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 The Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russell Vought to be confirmed in that role and will … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments (4 July)

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

Trump Signs EO To Press Social Media Platforms

After Twitter fact checks Trump’s Tweets on mail voting in California, a rumored EO was signed that would direct the U.S. government to determine how to pare back Section 230 liability protection.   First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates … Continue reading Trump Signs EO To Press Social Media Platforms

Senate Commerce Marks Up Three Technology Bills

Three targeted bills are sent to the full Senate to address a range of technology issues.   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 Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee marked up a number … Continue reading Senate Commerce Marks Up Three Technology Bills

Team Telecom Returns Negative Recommendation On China Telecom

Executive branch agencies veto a Chinese telecom operating in the U.S. because of “identified substantial and unacceptable national security and law enforcement risks associated with China Telecom’s operations, which render the FCC authorizations inconsistent with the public interest.”   The “Team Telecom” agencies recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “revoke and terminate China Telecom … Continue reading Team Telecom Returns Negative Recommendation On China Telecom