Mobile World Congress: A Discussion on 5G and the Future of the Mobile Industry

In this episode of Wiley Connected, Wiley Rein attorneys Scott Delacourt and Jacquelynn Ruff discussed their takeaways from the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.  More than 109,000 attendees from around the world were there to see the future of the mobile industry.  A major focus for industry stakeholders and government officials was the deployment of 5G and potential public policy implications.

Issue-spotting Federal Privacy Framework from Congressional Hearings

On February 26 and 27, commerce committees in the House and Senate convened the first consumer data privacy hearings of the 116th Congress. These hearings reflect a growing consensus on Capitol Hill that, in light of developments both in the states and overseas, a comprehensive federal privacy framework is becoming increasingly necessary to address an increasingly fragmented and incongruous patchwork of privacy regulation to the detriment of consumers and industry.

What You Need to Know About FAA’s Three New Rulemakings

On February 13, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published (1) a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) over People; (2) an advanced NPRM (ANPRM) on the Safe and Secure Operations of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems; and (3) an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on an External Marking Requirement for Small Unmanned Aircraft. Comments are due for the NPRM and the ANPRM in 60 days. Comments are due for the IFR in 30 days, and the IFR becomes effective in 10 days.

New Executive Order Drives Federal AI Strategy

On Monday, President Trump issued an Executive Order launching the American AI Initiative, a coordinated strategy across the government to promote AI research, development, and deployment.  The Executive Order follows initiatives by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to focus on the benefits that AI has to offer, encourage its development, and seek to maintain U.S. leadership in a rapidly developing area.