Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 August 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 European Commission (EC) opened “an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Kustomer by Facebook under the EU Merger Regulation” according to their press release. … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 August 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 August 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.) Department of Justice (DOJ) provided an update to its January statement that it had been compromised in the SolarWinds hack. Over 27 U.S. … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 August 2021)

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

Stark Lines Drawn at FTC Hearing

Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash 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. The House Energy and Commerce Committee heard from all five Federal Trade Commission (FTC) members and other experts on how the FTC should … Continue reading Stark Lines Drawn at FTC Hearing

FTC Lays Out Case For Punishing “Data Abuses”

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. This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its sixth PrivacyCon, a commissioner and key advisor to the FTC’s chair proposed a new approach to how the agency polices … Continue reading FTC Lays Out Case For Punishing “Data Abuses”

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

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)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments President Joe Biden signed an executive order on “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Certain Companies of the People’s Republic of China.” In a fact sheet, the White House explained:President Biden signed an … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 June 2021)

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