Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (10 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 Kingdom’s (UK) Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled that a Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) ruling is binding on the UK and that … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (10 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

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 (7 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The Australian Parliament passed the “Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020” that “provide a framework for Australian agencies to obtain independently-authorised international production orders for interception, stored communications and telecommunications data directly to … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 July 2021)

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

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The European Commission (EC) “adopted two sets of standard contractual clauses (SCC), one for use between controllers and processors and one for the transfer of personal data to third countries.” SCCs are one of the … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (10 June 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

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Comings Events (31 March 2021)

Other Developments The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued its 2021-2022 Work Programme that details the agency’s plans for the next year. Not surprisingly, the EDPB will seek to further clarify and elucidate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Among other tasks, the EDPB stated it will address the following with asterisked items having already … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Comings Events (31 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (20 and 21 January 2021)

Further Reading “Amazon’s Ring Neighbors app exposed users’ precise locations and home addresses” By Zack Whittaker — Tech Crunch. Again Amazon’s home security platform suffers problems by way of users data being exposed or less than protected.“Harassment of Chinese dissidents was warning signal on disinformation” By Shawna Chen and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian — Axios. In an … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (20 and 21 January 2021)

Biden Administration Tech Policy: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Under President Joe Biden, the FTC will face most of the same issues presently before the agency. In a Biden Administration, the FTC may tip from three Republican Commissioners, including the chair, to a majority of Democrats if Chair Joseph Simons steps down as has been rumored for some months now, in part because of … Continue reading Biden Administration Tech Policy: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)