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Here are the editions from the past week you may have missed:
“Cash for Comments: How YouTube’s Super Chats Enable the Platform & Creators to Profit from Conspiracies, Misinformation & Calls for Violence” — Institute for Strategic Dialogue
“Defense Primer: Quantum Technology” — Congressional Research Service
“Preserving the Chokepoints” — Center for Security and Emerging Technology
“Pegasus and surveillance spyware” — European Parliament Think Tank
“The nuanced relationship between cutting-edge technologies and jobs: Evidence from Germany” — Brookings Institution
“What if AI regulation promoted innovation?” — European Parliament Think Tank
§ 9 May
o Canada’s House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics will hold a hearing on “Use and Impact of Facial Recognition Technology.”
§ 10 May
o The European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights will hold a hearing titled “Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence: an EU external policies perspective.”
o The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will hold a hearing titled “Combatting gender based violence online.”
§ 11 May
o The United Kingdom’s House of Lords’ Science and Technology Committee will hold a formal meeting (oral evidence session) in its inquiry on “the right to privacy: digital data.”
o The United States (U.S.) House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “Securing the Digital Commons: Open-Source Software Cybersecurity.”
o The United States (U.S.) Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will markup a number of bills, including:
§ The “FAIR Contributions Act” (S. 2427)
§ “Reese’s Law” (S. 3278)
§ The “National MEP Supply Chain Database Act of 2021” (S. 3290)
§ The “Network Equipment Transparency Act” (NET Act) (S. 3692)
§ The “Consumer Protection Remedies Act of 2022” (S. 4145)
o The United States (U.S.) Senate Appropriations Committee’s Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Department of Commerce’s FY 2023 budget request with Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.
§ 12 May
o The United States (U.S.) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice will hold a listening forum on firsthand effects of mergers and acquisitions: technology.
o The European Data Protection Board will hold a plenary meeting.
o The United States (U.S.) House Appropriations Committee’s Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Department of Commerce’s FY 2023 budget request with Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.
o The United States (U.S.) House Intelligence Committee’s Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support Subcommittee will hold a closed hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023 Military Intelligence Program Budget Hearing.
§ 15-16 May
o The United States-European Union Trade and Technology Council will meet in France.
§ 19 May
o The United States (U.S.) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an open meeting with this tentative agenda:
§ Combatting Illegal Robocalls. The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing foreign-originated and other illegal robocalls from multiple angles. (CG Docket No. 17-59; WC Docket No. 17-97)
§ Expanding Broadband Service Through the A-CAM Program . The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a proposal by the ACAM Broadband Coalition to achieve widespread deployment of 100/20 Mbps broadband service throughout the rural areas served by carriers currently receiving Alternative Connect America Model support, and proposing targeted modifications to the Commission’s rules to improve the efficiency and efficacy of the high-cost program. (WC Docket Nos. 10-90, 14-58, 09-197, 16-271, RM-11868)
§ Modernizing Priority Services for National Security and Emergency Response. The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would update and streamline its rules providing priority provision and restoration of service for national security and emergency response users. (PS Docket No. 20-187)
§ Updating FM Radio Directional Antenna Verification. The Commission will consider a Report and Order to allow applicants proposing directional FM antennas the option of verifying the directional antenna pattern through computer modeling. (MB Docket No. 21-422)
§ Enforcement Bureau Action. The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
§ 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.”