Regulations

Industry Groups Butt Heads on SEC’s Incident Reporting Rules

A major trade association for relevant financial-sector entities is asking the regulatory agency to hold off in favor of incident reporting rules being implemented at the non-regulatory Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

What Is Section 230? An Expert on Internet Law and Regulation Explains the Legislation that Paved the Way for Facebook, Google and Twitter

The 1996 law passed while the internet was still embryonic and downright terrifying to some lawmakers for what it could unleash.

Changing How App Stores Operate Could Have National Security Implications

As Congress considers how to increase competition for app stores run by Apple, Google and others, it also needs to consider potential cybersecurity threats.

Biden Signs Three Resolutions Undoing ‘Midnight’ Trump Regulations

The regulations are from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Treasury Department and Environmental Protection Agency. 

FCC Creates Public Database to Track Compliance with New Robocall-Killing Program

Telephone service providers must implement the new STIR/SHAKEN framework by the end of June and certify compliance in a new publicly available database.

FTC Warns the AI Industry: Don't Discriminate, or Else

“Keep in mind that if you don’t hold yourself accountable, the FTC may do it for you,” an agency blog post said.

FAA Delays Drone Remote ID Tracking, ‘Operations Over People’ Rules

Compliance deadlines for manufacturers and operators have also been pushed out.

Bipartisan Bill Would Hold Tech Companies Responsible for Moderating Content

The legislation would make changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Commercial Cloud Outages Are a Wake-Up Call

As cloud computing’s versatility gives it the potential to become the easily identifiable “central nodes” of America’s economy, these policies are needed to ensure resilience.

Lawmakers Call for Agency-Led Working Group for Digital Assets

They want the U.S. government to gain a better grasp of the rapidly emerging landscape of virtual currencies, smart contracts and other commodities.

It’s Time for a Cybersecurity Quid Pro Quo

Require companies to disclose breaches to the government in exchange for legal liability limitations. 

Lawmaker to Reintroduce Net Neutrality Legislation Within Weeks

Supporters say giving the Federal Communications Commission greater authority over internet service providers is more important in the wake of the pandemic. 

The Art of (Big Tech) War

The uncomfortable truth is the government is the underdog in this fight.

Facebook's News Blockade in Australia Shows How Tech Giants Are Swallowing the Web

The internet in 2021 is not the same open public sphere that Tim Berners-Lee envisioned.