Modified EARN IT Act Marked Up; Before Markup, Graham, Cotton, and Blackburn Introduce Encryption Bill (July 2020)

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Preview of Senate Democratic Chairs

It’s not clear who will end up where, but new Senate chairs will change focus and agenda of committees and debate over the next two years. With the victories of Senators-elect Rafael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), control of the United States Senate will tip to the Democrats once Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (D) … Continue reading Preview of Senate Democratic Chairs

Modified EARN IT Act Marked Up; Before Markup, Graham, Cotton, and Blackburn Introduce Encryption Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously reports out a revised bill to remove online child sexual material from Section 230 protection. The bill no longer allows companies to use a safe harbor based on adopting best practices for finding and removing this material. However, before the hearing, the chair of the committee introduced a bill requiring … Continue reading Modified EARN IT Act Marked Up; Before Markup, Graham, Cotton, and Blackburn Introduce Encryption Bill

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