CIO Briefing

Here Are the Major Differences Between Trump and Biden on Tech Issues

President Trump favors reducing government hurdles to usher in technology while rival Joe Biden favors an active government role in partnering with industry, according to a report.

Data

Senate Still Divided on Comprehensive Data Privacy Legislation

Though recent bills are similar, lawmakers have yet to resolve two polarizing issues: preemption and private right to action.

Ideas

The Need for Unified Data Protection in the U.S.

Innovative businesses should be fighting to get federal privacy legislation to get the most out of data while simultaneously protecting customer information.

CIO Briefing

Congress Hammers Big Tech on Business Practices

House lawmakers grilled the tech chiefs of four of America’s largest companies, continuing its investigation into possible antitrust violations.

IT Modernization

FCC Proposes $225 Million Fine for Telemarketers Behind Massive Robocall Operation

The automated calls misled those who answered into thinking they were from major health insurance providers.

Ideas

Scaling AI: 3 Reasons Why Explainability Matters 

In highly regulated industries, explainable AI is increasingly essential for leaders to ensure trust in, and govern, their enterprise AI applications. 

Data

HHS Relaxes Data Security and Privacy Enforcement For COVID-19 Test Sites

The agency offered a list of suggested security measures but said it will not be imposing penalties in specific circumstances.

Emerging Tech

The Amazon Lockdown: How an Unforgiving Algorithm Drives Suppliers to Favor the E-Commerce Giant Over Other Retailers

At a time when much of the retail sector is collapsing, Amazon is strengthening its competitive position in ways that could outlast the pandemic — and raise antitrust concerns.

Ideas

Don’t Let Data Die in the Dark

The ramifications of disorganized data can impact a business far beyond paying consumers financial settlements for non-compliance. 

CIO Briefing

White House Tech Chief Calls Europe’s AI Principles Clumsy Compared to U.S. Approach

Analysts disagreed with the assessment, calling the EU white paper a good start for developing a risk-based approach to regulating artificial intelligence.

Ideas

What Can Barnstormers Teach Us about Face Recognition? 

New technologies and a lack of regulation cause real and imagined problems. 

Ideas

Hackers Could Shut Down Satellites—or Turn Them into Weapons

On the mundane end of scale, hackers could simply shut satellites down.

Ideas

Astroturfing Is Bad But It's Not the Whole Problem

The shift to a digital process has made commenting easier yet also inadvertently opened the floodgates to voluminous, duplicative and, yes, even “fake” comments.

Cybersecurity

Union Leader Says Utilities Not Incentivized to Report Cyber Incidents or Implement Protections

FERC’s recently “expanded” reporting requirements leave it up to entities to decide on qualifying events.

Emerging Tech

White House Proposes 'Light-Touch Regulatory Approach' for Artificial Intelligence

The guidelines are intended to help govern the FDA’s approval process for AI-powered medical devices, and other regulations around private sector AI-use.

Emerging Tech

Proposed FAA Rule Would Kickstart New Economy For IDing Drones

The new remote ID rule would require all unmanned aircraft systems to have a unique identifier that can be tracked by the FAA, law enforcement and the general public.

Cybersecurity

Like Voldemort, Ransomware Is Too Scary to Be Named

Wary of alarming investors, companies victimized by ransomware attacks often tell the SEC that “malware” or a “security incident” disrupted their operations.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Want to Ban Unauthorized Drones from Flying Over Stadium Concerts

The FAA currently only issues temporary flight restrictions during sporting events, but a bipartisan group of senators wants to protect stadium skies during all types of events.

Emerging Tech

Building the Public’s Trust in AI Is Key to Coming Guidance, White House Official Says

The administration’s assistant director for artificial intelligence shared details about an in-the-works memo to modernize agencies’ regulatory approaches to the emerging tech.

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