All in Privacy + Cybersecurity
The Federal Communications Commission convened a Forum to examine artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, featuring subject matter experts from industry and academia. AI, generally speaking, is the ability of computer systems to exhibit human-like behaviors including cognitive reasoning, speech recognition, and social and emotional behaviors. We increasingly interact with AI technologies on a day-to-day basis through voice-controlled personal assistants, automated vehicles, mobile check deposits, and more.
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.
Days ago, the FDA issued long-anticipated “premarket” cybersecurity guidance for medical device stakeholders.[i] This direction is one of several steps the FDA has taken recently to provide direction to a growing medical marketplace.
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).
In this episode of Wiley Connected, Megan Brown and our guest, the US Chamber Vice President of Cybersecurity Matthew Eggers, discuss recent and evolving Federal efforts to address cybersecurity as well as the US Chamber of Commerce's advocacy on cyber policy, including new NIST and DHS cyber initiatives and work on IoT security.
Last week the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) announced it will address privacy and data security enforcement as part of its ongoing Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.
As Election Day draws near, and political calls and texts pick up, we thought a reminder of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules, along with an update on pending TCPA matters before the FCC, would be helpful.
NIST hosted a workshop in Austin, Texas on October 16, 2018,launching the process to create a Privacy Framework. The workshop brought together a diverse group of tech industry leaders, government officials, and research and consulting experts to brainstorm on the organization and content of the Privacy Framework. I attended on behalf of Wiley Rein’s Privacy & Security Practice.