Republican Section 230 Proposal

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. As part of their legislative package of bills to take on “Big Tech,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking … Continue reading Republican Section 230 Proposal

Two House Democrats’ Legislation Would Revamp Online Content Moderation and Online Marketplaces

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’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced their “Online Consumer Protection Act” (OCPA)  (H.R.3067) in … Continue reading Two House Democrats’ Legislation Would Revamp Online Content Moderation and Online Marketplaces

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued “Emergency Directive 21-04” “to mitigate a Microsoft Windows print spooler service vulnerability CVE-2021-34527 being actively exploited” the agency explained in its … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 July 2021)

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)

Sensitive Data Executive Order

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Given that I was not able to cover some of the developments over the previous six weeks in the depth I normally would have, I will be going back to examine some of the higher profile items … Continue reading Sensitive Data Executive Order

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 (13 May 2021)

First, subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want all the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week. Other Developments The Biden Administration launched a new website on United States (U.S.) government efforts on artificial intelligence (AI): http://www.ai.gov. Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer and the National Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (13 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (4 May 2021)

Other Developments The G7 nations have issued a ministerial declaration regarding their recent meeting “to discuss the digital and technology agenda under the theme of ‘building back better’.’” Clearly, the United States (U.S.) set the theme of the meeting even though the United Kingdom (UK) holds the presidency of the G7 at present. The G7 … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (4 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 April 2021)

Other Developments A bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives wrote the President asking for funding to stimulate semiconductor production in the United States (U.S.) per provisions in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (P.L. 116-283). In a press release issued by one of the signatories, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), the Members stated:We write … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 April 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)

Other Developments The United Kingdom launched its Digital Markets Unit (DMU) that will “will oversee plans to give consumers more choice and control over their data, promote online competition and crack down on unfair practices which can often leave businesses and consumers with less choice and more expensive goods and services” according to its press … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)