Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 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 “Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries.” The White House explained:The Biden Administration is committed to promoting an open, interoperable, reliable and secure Internet; protecting human rights … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 June 2021)

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

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. First, an administrative matter. For the next six weeks, I'll only be posting the Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events sections. Normal publishing will resume in mid-July. Other Developments Photo by Robynne Hu on Unsplash In … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (1 June 2021)

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

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments In an overwhelming vote, the European Parliament urged the European Commission (EC) to craft “clear” transfer guidelines under the next adequacy decision allowing for the transfer of personal data to the United States (U.S.) in … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 May 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The Senate is considering the “Endless Frontier Act” (S.1260) this week and invoked cloture on the motion to proceed by an 86-11 vote, thus setting up a vote to end debate on this stage of … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 May 2021)

FISA Reauthorization Still Pending

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. More than a year after Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authorities expired, there are no clear plans for Congress to reauthorize these provisions Twitter The received wisdom in Washington was a … Continue reading FISA Reauthorization Still Pending

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (5 April 2021)

Other Developments United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) negotiators continue to work towards a new arrangement that would once again allow the personal data of EU residents to be imported to the U.S. for processing under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The U.S. and EU have been in talks since last July when … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (5 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)

Other Developments Two provisions were attached to the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021” (H.R.1620) the House passed that would address the sharing of non-consensual sexual material. The fate of this bill is likely not positive in the Senate, however. Nonetheless, as summarized by House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s (D-SC) office:The amendment offered by … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 February 2021)

Further Reading “Sheryl Sandberg Downplayed Facebook’s Role In The Capitol Hill Siege—Justice Department Files Tell A Very Different Story” By Thomas Brewster — Forbes. According to charging documents, Facebook, and not Parler, was the app of choice the insurrectionists used in planning to storm the United States Capitol. And, of course, Facebook initially claimed this … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Further Reading “A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida City's Water Supply, Officials Say” By Andy Greenberg — WIRED. Given the fact that most water and sewage systems are linked to the internet, even their operational systems, it is surprising these sorts of incidents do not occur more frequently.“UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

EDPB and EDPS Issue Opinions On EC’s Draft SCCs

The EU’s two bloc-wide data protection entities weighed in on the EC’s proposed changes to SCCs, meant to satisfy the Schrems II ruling. The European Union’s (EU) data protection authorities have rendered their joint opinions on the European Commission’s (EC) draft revisions of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) permissible under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). … Continue reading EDPB and EDPS Issue Opinions On EC’s Draft SCCs