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”

A Bipartisan Pair of Senators Revise Their 230 Legislation

Senators Schatz and Thune take a process-oriented approach to reforming Section 230 to regularize content moderation and make the process more intelligible for people to flag content and appeal moderation decisions. First the shameless pitch. You can receive all the content posted on my blog by subscribing to my free (for now) newsletter, the Wavelength, … Continue reading A Bipartisan Pair of Senators Revise Their 230 Legislation

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 Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

Further Reading “Millions of people’s data is at risk’ — Amazon insiders sound alarm over security” — By Vincent Mamancourt — Politico EU. Three whistleblowers are claiming that Amazon has widespread data protection and privacy issues, some of which may violate European Union (EU) or United States (U.S.) law. They claimed the company culture was … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 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)

Another Democratic Section 230 Bill

The SAFE TECH Act addresses Section 230 issues bills introduced in the last Congress largely did not. Three Democratic Senators have introduced a new bill to reform 47 USC 230 (Section 230), which is among the first major bills on the liability protection social media platforms and other technology companies have. Senate Intelligence Committee Chair … Continue reading Another Democratic Section 230 Bill

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (5 October)

Coming Events On 6 October, the House Administration Committee’s Elections Subcommittee will hold a virtual hearing titled “Voting Rights and Election Administration: Combatting Misinformation in the 2020 Election.”The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (5 October)

Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy

Senate stakeholders appear no closer to resolving the two key impasses in privacy legislation: preemption and a private right of action. A week after the introduction of the “Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE DATA) Act” (S.4626) was introduced, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing … Continue reading Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy

Another Federal Privacy Bill

Senate Commerce Republicans revise and release privacy bill that does not budge on main issues setting them apart from their Democratic colleagues. Last week, in advance of tomorrow’s hearing on privacy legislation, the chair and key Republicans released a revised version of draft legislation released last year to mark their position on what United States … Continue reading Another Federal Privacy Bill

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (19 August)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 16: Key Cyber InsightsSeptember 23: Leading the Digital TransformationSeptember 30: … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (19 August)