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December 15, 2014
The Week Ahead: Digital Privacy Laws, Microsoft’s Data Warrant Case and Intellectual Property Enforcement Abroad
The Senate is still in session after clearing a $1.1 trillion spending package over the weekend and there are a couple events dealing with intellectual property enforcement abroad as well as digital privacy laws and Microsoft’s data warrant case.
At 11 a.m., the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in D.C. will show a live webcast of a Microsoft event in New York City where the issue of overhauling of digital privacy laws will be discussed. There will also apparently be an announcement related to the company’s legal case dealing with a warrant for data in a data center located in Ireland. You can also watch the event here.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center hosts a roundtable of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s intellectual property attachés to talk enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights abroad.
December 1, 2014
I hope you had your rest and relaxation over the Thanksgiving holiday because things are kicking into gear again, with events on cybercrime, telecommunications law and the Internet of Things.
The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies holds an event on patent regulation and policy.
New America hosts talk with Shane Harris, author of “@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex.”
New York University’s Information Law Institute and Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy center host an event titled “Building Privacy Into Data-Driven Education.”
The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies holds its U.S. Telecoms Symposium.
The Planetary Society holds an event on the future of solar system exploration.
The Bipartisan Policy Center holds an event on health information technology.
The Cato Institute hosts a talk with Terence Kealey, vice-chancellor emeritus at the University of Buckingham, on public funding of science and research.
The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act.
The Information Technology Industry Council and Intel host an event on technology, policy and emerging health crises.
Georgetown University Law Center and the Justice Department’s Criminal Division sponsor an event titled “Cybercrime 2020: The Future of Online Crime and Investigations.”
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation’s Center for Data Innovation holds an event on the Internet of Things.
Republic 3.0 hosts a panel discussion on progressives and a rewrite of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
November 25, 2014
According to a survey by Pew Research Center, the majority of Internet users correctly identified what the concept of net neutrality refers to.
The online survey released Tuesday – which quizzed roughly 1,000 Internet users between Sept. 12 and 18 – asked a number of questions, like whether Twitter has a 140 character limit and whether the Internet and the World Wide Web are the same.
One of the questions asked what net neutrality refers to, and according to Pew, 61 percent selected the correct answer from four options: “Equal treatment of digital content by internet service providers.”
Another 12 percent incorrectly chose the answer “The postings on websites that are nonpartisan” and 13 percent selected “A promise by users of some websites that they will not make critical comments.”
“The way Wikipedia editors are instructed to handle new entries on their site” was an answer selected by six percent of respondents and nine percent didn’t answer the question at all.
The percent of respondents who correctly answered a privacy-related question was much lower.
The survey found that only 44 percent of Internet users are “aware that when a company posts a privacy statement, it does not necessarily mean that the firm actually keeps in information it collects on users confidential.”
November 17, 2014
It’s a busy week in Washington with several congressional hearings including one on sports blackouts and events on intellectual property and smart phone encryption.
November 14, 2014
Net neutrality, surveillance overhaul legislation and drones are in your weekly wrap-up.
November 7, 2014
News from this week includes the mid-term elections, of course, and a Federal Trade Commission settlement with a patent assertion entity. Technocrat had some election and 114th Congress-related posts and we also covered a panel discussion on issues like revenge porn and the law.
In thinking about addressing issues like revenge porn and the leak of celebrity nude photos online, there’s a key challenge that some see: how to write a law that would prohibit such actions that wouldn’t violate First Amendment rights of other types of speech.
November 4, 2014
It’s Election Day, and here at Technocrat, we’ll be keeping an eye out for the results of the Colorado Senate race, where incumbent Democrat Mark Udall, a critic of the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices, is among Roll Call’s 10 Most Vulnerable Senators list. We’ll also be keeping an eye on the results of the race between incumbent Democrat Mike Honda and Democrat Ro Khanna for California’s 17th congressional district in Silicon Valley.
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November 3, 2014
Attention will be focused on the mid-term elections this week, but there are other events happening as well that cover issues including antitrust, crypto-currencies and farming and space tech transfer.
October 31, 2014
Some highlights of the news this week relate to net neutrality, commercial spacecraft and data “throttling.” In case you missed it, Technocrat had a Q&A with the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Chris Calabrese on the details of the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act as well as coverage of a report on tariffs and taxes different countries place on technology goods and services.