House Commences With $3.5 Trillion Package

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. The Wavelength will transition to a subscription product early in 2022. Posts on this site will continue in a fashion. Details to come. A number of House committees have marked up their sections … Continue reading House Commences With $3.5 Trillion Package

Republican Section 230 Proposal

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. As part of their legislative package of bills to take on “Big Tech,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking … Continue reading Republican Section 230 Proposal

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (3 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 In a quarterly United States (U.S.) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, Amazon revealed that Luxembourg’s data protection authority fined the company more than $880 million for … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (3 August 2021)

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

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)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 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 Biden Administration launched a new website on United States (U.S.) government efforts on artificial intelligence (AI): http://www.ai.gov. Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer and the National Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 May 2021)

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)

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

House Energy and Commerce Examines Online Children’s Privacy During Pandemic

A key subcommittee turns to children online privacy issues that could be part of federal privacy legislation. As part of its examination of privacy issues and online education during the pandemic, the House Energy and Commerce’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will a hearing titled “Kids Online During COVID: Child Safety in an Increasingly Digital … Continue reading House Energy and Commerce Examines Online Children’s Privacy During Pandemic