Key Senate Republicans Issue New Version of Privacy Bill

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. Key Republican privacy stakeholders have revised and released the third iteration of their data privacy bill. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Consumer … Continue reading Key Senate Republicans Issue New Version of Privacy Bill

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 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 United States (U.S.), allies, and other nations identified the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as being behind the Microsoft Exchange hack that compromised thousands of systems … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 July 2021)

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

Rewrite of U.S. Children’s Privacy Law Released

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. COPPA Rewrite Released A bipartisan pair of Senators propose to update and expand the United States (U.S.) privacy law that protects the privacy of children. Twitter A refresh of U.S. privacy laws for children is floated. Cocktail … Continue reading Rewrite of U.S. Children’s Privacy Law Released

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)

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

The FTC Faces Questions on “Big Tech,” Section 230, Antitrust, Privacy and Data Security

First, subscribe to The Wavelength, my new subscription newsletter. Get all the material you have been enjoying on my blog delivered to your inbox. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held its first hearing of this Congress with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). All four sitting commissioners testified and faced a range of diverse … Continue reading The FTC Faces Questions on “Big Tech,” Section 230, Antitrust, Privacy and Data Security

The Revised Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act

A bill that may be supported by Democrats aligned with business and industry will likely not find much support among more liberal Democrats. Twitter A centrist Democratic privacy bill is back; chances of enactment are low. Cocktail Party Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) has revised her data privacy bill and beat all the other sponsors of … Continue reading The Revised Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act

Data Privacy Bill Changed As It Moves Through House In Washington State

Facing the end of its legislative session, Washington State House lawmakers alter a bill that passed the Senate. It is not clear if these changes will be acceptable. The Washington State House of Representatives has moved the “Washington Privacy Act” (SB 5062) through two committees, changing the bill in ways that may make it unacceptable … Continue reading Data Privacy Bill Changed As It Moves Through House In Washington State

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

Other Developments The Biden Administration announced it had triggered the response framework laid out in Presidential Policy Directive 41 (PPD-41) in response to the Microsoft Exchange hack that includes private sector stakeholders for the first time. In a statement, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that “the National Security Council (NSC) established a Unified … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 March 2021)