Weekly Digest (20 March 2022)

Weekly Digest (20 March 2022)
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The Wavelength is moving! Next week, you’ll get the same great content, but from the Ghost platform. The move will allow for a price decrease.

And, it bears mention that content on technology policy, politics, and law that precedes the Wavelength can be found on my blog, including these posts on the United Kingdom’s Online Safety Bill (here and here), the revised version of which is expected was released this past week.

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

U.S. Markets Regulator Will Require Companies To Report Cyber Incidents

Australia Looks To Pass Second Part of Cyber Infrastructure Bill

California Looks To Britain For The Protection of Children

The Long Awaited Online Safety Bill Arrives

Reports

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Aligning U.S.-Israeli Cooperation on Technology Issues and China” — Center for a New American Security

Targeting Ukraine through Washington: Russian election interference, Ukraine, and the 2024 US election” _ Atlantic Council

The Censorship Effect” — Change Minds

An education-based approach to curbing CSAM production” — Brookings Institution

Why DOD’s New Approach to Data and Artificial Intelligence Should Enhance National Defense” — Council on Foreign Relations

Privacy and security aspects of 5G technology” — European Parliamentary Research Service

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: Countering Russian and Other Nation-State Cyber Threats” — Congressional Research Service

The Case for Cooperation: The Future of the U.S.-UK Intelligence Alliance” — Center for Strategic & International Studies

Psychological and Emotional War: Digital Transnational Repression in Canada” — The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab

Big Tech vs. Red Tech: The Diminishing of Democracy in the Digital Age” — Observer Research Foundation

2022 AI Index Report” — Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

How Biden’s executive order on cryptocurrency may impact the fate of digital currency and assets” — Brookings Institution

The Tangled Web We Wove” — Center for a New American Security

When War Isn’t War” — China Media Project

The effects of AI on the working lives of women” — UNESCO, Inter-American Development Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Russia–Ukraine: Pressing the right button at the right time” — International Institute for Strategic Studies

Coming Events

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§  21 March

o The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committees will hold a joint hearingon the proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act.

o Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics will hold a hearing titled “Use and Impact of Facial Recognition Technology.”

§  22 March

o   The United Kingdom’s (UK) House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will hold a formal meeting (oral evidence session) as part of its inquiry into the Government’s plans to deliver a UK science and technology strategy.

o   The United Kingdom’s House of Commons General Committee will hold two formal meetings on the “Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill” “A Bill to make provision about the security of internet-connectable products and products capable of connecting to such products; to make provision about electronic communications infrastructure; and for connected purposes.”

o The United States (U.S.) Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will mark up a number of bills:

§  The “Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act of 2021” (S. 1541) “To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to ensure just and reasonable charges for telephone and advanced communications services in correctional and detention facilities.”

§  The “Next Generation Telecommunications Act” (S. 3014) “To establish the Next Generation Telecommunications Council, and for other purposes.”

§  “Reese’s Law” (S. 3278) “To protect children and other consumers against hazards associated with the accidental ingestion of button cell or coin batteries by requiring the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate a consumer product safety standard to require child-resistant closures on consumer products that use such batteries, and for other purposes.”

§  The “Low Power Protection Act” (S. 3405) “To require the Federal Communications Commission to issue a rule providing that certain low power television stations may be accorded primary status as Class A television licensees, and for other purposes.”

§  23 March

o   The United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ 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.) Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing that “will examine the correlation between American competitiveness and semiconductors; the impact of vulnerabilities in our semiconductor supply chains; and the importance of CHIPS legislation within the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) of 2021 and the America COMPETES Act of 2022.”

§  24 March

o The United Kingdom’s (UK) House of Lords Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee will hold a formal meeting (oral evidence session) regarding “what measures should be taken to tackle the increase in cases of fraud.”

o   The United Kingdom’s House of Commons General Committee will hold two formal meetings on the “Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill” “A Bill to make provision about the security of internet-connectable products and products capable of connecting to such products; to make provision about electronic communications infrastructure; and for connected purposes.”

§  31 March

o The United Kingdom’s (UK) House of Lords Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee will hold a formal meeting (oral evidence session) regarding “what measures should be taken to tackle the increase in cases of fraud.”

§  6 April

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

§  15-16 May

o   The United States-European Union Trade and Technology Council will reportedly meet in France.

§  16-17 June

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