Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (14 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) summarized the results of its most recent plenary session even though not all of the documents have yet been made available:During its plenary session, the EDPB adopted Guidelines on … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (14 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (22 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments House Judiciary Committee Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chair David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ranking Member Ken Buck (R-CO) released five antitrust and competition bills as a result of the subcommittee’s investigation of competition in … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (22 June 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 (13 April 2021)

Other Developments The White House has finally named its nominees to be the first National Cyber Director and the next Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director. In a statement, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced that President Joe Biden’s intention “to nominate Chris Inglis as National Cyber Director and Jen Easterly as the Director … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 April 2021)

Wyden Gets DIA To Acknowledge Buying Location Data

Another agency admits to buying and using smartphone location data, using a loophole in the Fourth Amendment. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has again prompted a national security agency to admit it is circumventing the Fourth Amendment bar against unreasonable searches and seizures in the United States (U.S.) However, given the current state of Fourth Amendment … Continue reading Wyden Gets DIA To Acknowledge Buying Location Data

IC Concedes PATRIOT Act Used To Collect Browsing

The top U.S. intelligence official admits the PATRIOT Act has been used to surveil a website and its visitors. This admission could result in a narrowing of FISA to stop this and related practices. In a follow-on letter to correct his previous letter the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) acknowledged the Federal Bureau of Investigation … Continue reading IC Concedes PATRIOT Act Used To Collect Browsing

Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part I: FY 2021 NDAA and FISA Reauthorization

Normally, a FISA reauthorization would be considered must pass like an NDAA, but this year may be different.    As Congress returns from an eventful summer recess, it is possible technology focused and related legislation is passed or advances towards passage before the body leaves Washington in late September. However, it is just as likely, possibly … Continue reading Pending Legislation In U.S. Congress, Part I: FY 2021 NDAA and FISA Reauthorization

House Action On FISA Fizzles; A Conference Committee Is Requested

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 2020 here. Despite House Democratic leadership’s plans to pass the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) reauthorization the Senate sent back to the House earlier this month, plans for a vote … Continue reading House Action On FISA Fizzles; A Conference Committee Is Requested

Senate Amends FISA Reauthorization; Bill Goes Back To House

A bill to renew three lapsed surveillance provisions was changed during debate, and it is unclear when the House would take up the bill.   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 2020 here. The Senate sent … Continue reading Senate Amends FISA Reauthorization; Bill Goes Back To House