House Commences With $3.5 Trillion Package

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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)

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

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

Further Reading “The Long Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier” By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley — Bloomberg. This piece argues that the United States (U.S.) government knew of vulnerabilities in Super Micro Computer Inc.’s products used by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but chose to keep them secret. This article follows … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 February 2021)

Further Reading “3G Could End This Year. For People Who Rely on Basic Phones, That’s a Big Problem.” By Hannah Frishberg — OneZero. The major telecommunications carriers will soon shut down their 3G coverage and with it, the last of the “dumb” phones will theoretically no longer work. There are other issues, however. In some … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (1 February 2021)

Further Reading “Facebook and Apple Are Beefing Over the Future of the Internet” By Gilad Edelman — WIRED. The battle over coming changes to Apple’s iOS continues to escalate. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the changes that will change the app set up for iPhone users to an opt-in system for tracking people across the … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (1 February 2021)

Dueling COVID-19 Privacy Bills Released

Democratic stakeholders answer a Republican proposal on how to regulate privacy issues raised by COVID-19 contact tracing. The proposals have little chance of enactment and are mostly about positioning.   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 … Continue reading Dueling COVID-19 Privacy Bills Released

Spotlight: A Privacy Bill A Week: “Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act” (H.R. 2013)

For this week, let’s examine a House bill, the “Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act” (H.R. 2013) which is sponsored by Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and cosponsored by 22 other House Democrats. DelBene worked in Washington state’s technology sector before transitioning to public service, including a stint with Microsoft. At present, this is not a … Continue reading Spotlight: A Privacy Bill A Week: “Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act” (H.R. 2013)