Last Call for IoT Legislation in the 115th Congress

Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 6023, the State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends of IoT Act (SMART IoT Act).  The SMART IoT Act would direct the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to conduct a survey of the IoT ecosystem across the public and private sectors and submit its findings in a report to Congress.[1]  Representatives Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Peter Welch (D-Vermont) authored this legislation alongside their colleagues in the bipartisan House IoT Working Group.  H.R. 6023 sailed through the House largely unchanged from the discussion draft the Energy and Commerce Committee released in May

Engaging Regulators on Fintech Innovation

The future of tech regulation continues to be in flux, and lawmakers and regulators alike are asking for input from industry stakeholders on how it should evolve. On Tuesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce brought together leading voices from Congress, the Treasury Department, and regulatory agencies to discuss the regulatory landscape of financial technology. It was a wide-ranging and nuanced discussion that went far beyond fintech to explore how to broadly encourage beneficial technological innovation, from blockchain to data-driven markets to digital identity solutions.

ISPAB Meeting Highlights U.S. Government Information Security Efforts

The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB or the Board) convened on November 1 for a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C.  The open meeting featured updates on cybersecurity and privacy efforts across the federal government, including at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).