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The latest moves are part of a comprehensive strategy to purge anything Chinese from the U.S. telecommunications and internet ecosystem.
The Russian government has been trying to remove more and more content from online platforms in recent years. Companies have largely complied with the demands.
The decision of the European Court of Justice in Schrems II is gobsmacking in its mix of judicial imperialism and Eurocentric hypocrisy.
U.S. policymakers must have an accurate understanding of how Chinese government access to data works in order to respond to the risks posed in the most responsible and effective manner.
On Nov. 12, Russian national Aleksei Yurievich Burkov made an initial court appearance in Alexandria, Virginia. The appearance followed his extradition from Israel that had faced strong opposition from Russian officials. The indictment from 2016 alleges that Burkov ran a website called Cardplanet that contributed to more than $20 million in credit card fraud.
On Oct. 16, two subcommittees of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing focusing on protecting consumers on the Internet and content moderation. The livestream and hearing memorandum are available below.
With data breach incidents on the rise, federal courts are grappling with the issue of standing in class action lawsuits arising from data breaches.
Last month, the First American Financial Corporation—which provides title insurance for millions of Americans—acknowledged a cybersecurity vulnerability that potentially exposed 885 million private financial records related to mortgage deals to unauthorized viewers. These records might have revealed bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and driver’s license images to such viewers.
As a proponent of baseline federal privacy legislation, I am encouraged that proposals that would have been poison pills not long ago, such as individual rights to see, correct and delete data as well as new authority for the Federal Trade Commission, are drawing wide support now. But some crucial and difficult issues remain wide open.