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Advancements in Connected Cars: A View From CES

CES 2019 focused again this year on connected cars – not just fully autonomous vehicles but also improvements in connectivity that will be used to enhance both safety and the customer experience.  We’ve noted before that deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications have the potential to greatly improve safety.  The presentations at CES also highlighted that greater connectivity will be used to provide customized user experiences, enhanced entertainment options, and seamless integration with other IoT services (like voice assistants and payments).

FTC Staff Provide Insights on Ongoing FTC Hearings

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the Federal Communications Bar Association hosted a brown bag lunch discussion of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The discussion featured Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director of the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, and Derek Moore, Attorney Advisor in the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning. 

FCC Forum on Artificial Intelligence Busts Common Misperceptions

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.

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).