Wavelength Weekly (10 July 2022)

Wavelength Weekly (10 July 2022)
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Here is the weekly edition of The Wavelength that links to the articles written last week, lists notable reports and white papers, and includes coming events. Consider subscribing.

Last Week

Here are the editions from the past week you may have missed:

A Modified Data Privacy Bill Advances In House Committee

The Consensus Data Privacy Bill Changed

The State of Play of Tech Legislation In U.S. Congress


Determining systematic differences in human graders for machine learning-based automated hiring” — Brookings Institution

To Robot or Not to Robot? Past Analysis of Russian Military Robotics and Today's War in Ukraine” — Center for a New American Security

China’s Advanced AI Research” — Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Following the Overturning of Roe v Wade, Action is Needed to Protect Health Data” and “India’s New Cybersecurity Order Drives VPN Providers to Leave, Chilling Speech and Subjecting More Indians to Government Surveillance” — Center for Democracy & Technology

Towards new rules on transparency and targeting of political advertising”; “Strengthening EU chip capabilities: How will the chips act reinforce Europe's semiconductor sector by 2030?”; and “Europe's PegasusGate: Countering spyware abuse European Parliament Think Tank

The right to lodge a data protection complaint under the GDPR: OK, but then what?” — Access Now

Artificial Intelligence, Deepfakes, and Disinformation: A Primer”; “Identifying Critical IT Products and Services”; “Space Competition and the Dynamics of Conflict: Using Game Theory and Artificial Intelligence to Gain Strategic Insight”; “America's 5G Era: Strengthening Current and Future U.S. Technical Competitiveness in 5G”; “Planning for Significant Cyber Incidents: An Introduction for Decisionmakers” and “Exploring Research Engagement with China: Opportunities and Challenges”   — RAND Corporation

Online Safety Bill: Commons stages”; “Gigabit-broadband: Funding for rural and hard to reach areas”; and “Constituency data: broadband coverage and speeds” — United Kingdom’s House of Commons Library

Coming Events

§ 12 July

o   The European Data Protection Board will hold a plenary meeting.

§ 14 July

o   The United States (U.S.) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an open meeting with this agenda:

§  Enhanced Competition Incentive Program for Wireless Radio Services. The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would incentivize beneficial transactions for small carriers, Tribal nations, and rural interests. (WT Docket No. 19-38)

§  Updating the Intercarrier Compensation Regime to Eliminate Access Arbitrage. The Commission will consider a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to modify its access stimulation rules to address ongoing harmful arbitrage of the Commission’s intercarrier compensation regime that imposes costs ultimately borne by interexchange carriers and their customers. (WC Docket No. 18-155)

§  Supporting Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence. The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on ways in which it can assist survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, or stalking through the Commission’s Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs. The Notice also seeks comment on how the Commission might protect survivors’ communications records with support organizations. (WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 21-450, 22-238)

§  Updating Resources Used to Determine Local TV Markets. The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would begin the process of updating its rules to use the most up-to-date market information for determining a television station’s local market for carriage purposes. (MB Docket No. 22-239)

§  Removing Obsolete Analog-Era Provisions from Part 74 Rules. The Commission will consider an Order and Sixth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would amend its Part 74 rules for low-power television and television translators to remove obsolete rules for analog TV operations. (MB Docket No. 03-185)

§  Enforcement Bureau Action. The Commission will consider an enforcement action.

o   The United States (U.S.) Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Advancing National Security and Foreign Policy Through Export Controls: Oversight of the Bureau of Industry and Security.”

o   The United States (U.S.) Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Protecting the Homeland from Unmanned Aircraft Systems.”

§ 19 October

o   The United States (U.S.) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a virtual event “to examine how best to protect children from a growing array of manipulative marketing practices that make it difficult or impossible for children to distinguish ads from entertainment in digital media.”

§ 1 November

o   The United States (U.S.) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold PrivacyCon.