Wavelength Weekly (12 June 2022)

Wavelength Weekly (12 June 2022)
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Here are the editions from the past week you may have missed:

Three of the Four Top Privacy Stakeholders Float A Compromise Discussion Draft

Where Cantwell May Be On Privacy Legislation

California Proposes New Regulations To Implement CCPA Rewrite


U.S.-EU Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework” — Congressional Research Service

The EU AI Act Will Have Global Impact, but a Limited Brussels Effect,” “The European Union AI Act: Next steps and issues for building international cooperation in AI,” “Misunderstandings of the First Amendment hobble content moderation ” and “Engineering value: The returns to technological talent and investments in artificial intelligence” — Brookings Institution

China’s Industrial Clusters: Building AI-Driven Bio-Discovery Capacity” and “Re-Shoring Advanced Semiconductor Packaging: Innovation, Supply Chain Security, and U.S. Leadership in the Semiconductor Industry”  — Center for Security and Emerging Technology

Public Agencies’ Use of Biometrics to Prevent Fraud and Abuse: Risks and Alternatives” — Center for Democracy & Technology

Combating hate speech and hate crime in the EU” and  “European declaration on digital rights and principles” — European Parliament Think Tank

Is microchip supply a national security issue?” — House of Lords Library

How to Take U.S.-Japan Innovation and Technology Cooperation to the Next Level” — Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Taxonomy of a shutdown: 8 ways governments restrict access to the internet, and how to #KeepItOn]” — Access Now

DOD Is Updating Its Decade-Old Autonomous Weapons Policy, but Confusion Remains Widespread” and “Semiconductors and National Defense: What Are the Stakes?” — Center for Strategic & International Studies

Virtual roundtable on labelling initiatives, codes of conduct and other voluntary mechanisms to build trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) systems,” “Mapping White Identity Terrorism and Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism,” “America's 5G Era,” “Comparing the Organizational Cultures of the Department of Defense and Silicon Valley,” and “Russian Disinformation Efforts on Social Media” — RAND Corporation

Gabufacturing Dissent: An in-depth analysis of Gab” — Stanford Internet Observatory

Coming Events

§  14 June

o   The United Kingdom’s Online Safety Bill Committee will hold two formal meetings to consider the bill (here and here.)

o   The United States (U.S.) House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Protecting America's Consumers: Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Data Privacy and Security” to discuss “American Data Privacy and Protection Act” (ADPPA).

o   The United States (U.S.) Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Impact of South Dakota v. Wayfair on Small Businesses and Remote Sales.”

§  14-15 June

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

§  16 June

o The United Kingdom’s Online Safety Bill Committee will hold two formal meetings to consider the bill (here and here.)

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

§  Policy Statement of the Federal Trade Commission on Rebates and Fees in Exchange for Excluding Lower Cost Drug Products: The Commission will vote on whether to issue a policy statement describing the FTC's intent to examine rebates and fees paid by drug manufacturers to pharmacy benefit managers and other intermediaries in exchange for disfavoring the lowest cost drug products, including in the case of insulin.

§  Report to Congress on Combatting Online Harms through Innovation: FTC staff will provide a presentation and the Commission will vote on whether to issue a report to Congress highlighting current uses of artificial intelligence to combat specific online harms. Some of the harms identified by Congress include scams and fake reviews, deepfakes and dark patterns, hate crimes and harassment, and child sexual abuse. The report also provides high-level policy recommendations.

§  16-17 June

o   The European Data Protection Supervisor will hold a conference titled “The future of data protection: effective enforcement in the digital world.”

§ 23 June

o   The United States (U.S.) House of Representatives Armed Services Committee will mark up the FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

§ 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.