Wavelength Weekly (29 May 2022)

Wavelength Weekly (29 May 2022)
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This Past Week

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

Digital Markets Act Would Remake Digital World In EU and Possibly Elsewhere

There May Be Less To The FTC’s Ed Tech Policy Statement Than Advertised

The FTC’s Settlement With Twitter Leaves Some Questions Unanswered

Reports

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Untapped Innovation? The Racial and Gender Divides That Hinder the U.S. Knowledge Economy” — The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Loot boxes in video games” — United Kingdom’s House of Commons Library

Towards A Digital Equity Foundation” — The New America Foundation

Free Speech Challenges to Florida and Texas Social Media Laws” — Congressional Research Service

Elon Musk, the Buffalo shooting, Texas, and Internet free speech” — Brookings Institution

The transnational element of a ‘domestic’ problem: policy solutions to countering right-wing violent extremism in Australia” — Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Reboot: Framework for a New American Industrial Policy” — Center for a New American Security

Automation, Worker Training, and Federal Tax Policy” — Congressional Research Service

A common charger for electronic devices: Revision of the Radio Equipment Directive” — European Parliament Think Tank

New Paper Makes Recommendations for a Digital Equity Foundation Endowed with Proceeds from Future Auctions of Public Airwaves” — The New America Foundation

Civil rights groups help put privacy legislation within reach” — Brookings Institution

Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) FY2022 Appropriations: Overview” — Congressional Research Service

EU secure connectivity programme: Building a multi-orbital satellite constellation” — European Parliament Think Tank

China's messaging on the Ukraine conflict” — Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Artificial Intelligence’s Role in Trusted National Security Supply Chains” — Center for a New American Security

Winning the web: How Beijing exploits search results to shape views of Xinjiang and COVID-19” — Brookings Institution

Net Neutrality Law: An Overview” — Congressional Research Service

Coming Events

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§  30 May

o Canada’s House of Commons’ Canadian Heritage (CHPC) Committee will hold two hearings on Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts (here and here.)

§  31 May

o   Canada’s House of Commons’ Canadian Heritage (CHPC) Committee will hold three hearings on Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts (here, here, and here.)

§  1 June

o   Canada’s House of Commons’ Canadian Heritage (CHPC) Committee will hold a hearing on Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

§  2 June

o The United States (U.S.) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a closed meeting for the “[c]onsideration of nonpublic law enforcement matters.”

§  7 June

o The United States (U.S.) Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Rising Threats: Ransomware Attacks and Ransom Payments Enabled by Cryptocurrency.”

o   The United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ Online Safety Bill Committee will hold a two formal meetings: further to consider the Online Safety Bill (here and here.)

o   The United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation will hold a formal meeting (oral evidence session): Online Safety Bill.

§  8 June

o The United States (U.S.) House of Representatives Armed Services Committee’s Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Subcommittee will mark up its portion of the FY 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

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

o   The California Privacy Protection Agency will hold a board meeting with this agenda “Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Proposed Regulations, Sections 7000- 7304, to Implement, Interpret, and Make Specific the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as Amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, Including Possible Notice of Proposed Action.”

o   The United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee will hold a  formal meeting (oral evidence session) on “The right to privacy: digital data.”

§  9 June

o   The United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ Online Safety Bill Committee will hold a two formal meetings: further to consider the Online Safety Bill (here and here.)

§  14-15 June

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

§  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.