While the GDPR's "right to be forgotten" expands personal data privacy rights, it could complicate intelligence agencies' data collection efforts by allowing terrorists to request to have social media platforms delete identifiable data.
Lawmakers propose $1 billion to replace Huawei equipment in rural networks; Singapore launches ASEAN cybersecurity research center; governments hold social media platforms accountable for content; DOJ renews fight for access to encrypted messages; and backlash in India over proposed facial recognition plan.
Earlier this month, the United Nations held the first ever global meeting on peace and stability in cyberspace. While there is little reason to expect states to reach a final agreement on major issues, this forum could have a lot to offer so long as states remain focused on consensus areas and win-win pragmatism.
ECJ rules GDPR "right to be forgotten" does not extend beyond EU; Chinese companies innovate without U.S. components; debate over cyber norms plays out at UN General Assembly; leaked documents implicate TikTok in Chinese censorship; and government-sponsored disinformation increases.
With China promoting a model of state-led capitalism and political illiberalism, and digital technology playing an increasingly central role in all aspects of society, the United States should work with its allies to promote core liberal values and provide a positive model of technological development and digital connectivity.
Tech giants ask Congress for a data privacy bill to bypass state laws; Ren Zhengfei considers selling Huawei's 5G technology; North Korean APTs continue attacks on U.S. entities; new California labor law threatens gig economy platforms; and Cloudfare may have provided services to terrorists and drug traffickers.
NSA recognizes need to share more information on cyber threats; China launches cyberattacks on Uighurs; Twitter disables Tweet via SMS after SIM swapping attack on CEO; state AGs begin big tech antitrust probes; and big tech companies meet with U.S. officials on election security.
U.S. cyberattack diminished Iran’s ability to target oil tankers; U.S.-China tech decoupling continues; U.S. government prepares for 2020 election ransomware attacks; and malicious code used by Chinese APTs resurfaces.
Recent allegations of criminal wrongdoing by an astronaut on a computer network from space suggests that how U.S. law applies to citizens engaged in government, commercial, or non-governmental space activities might require clarification.
Aspiring regional powers increasingly conduct cyber operations to change regional affairs in their favor. The use of cyber means by regional powers escalates the risk of conflict escalation, especially in already-volatile geopolitical environments.
Twitter and Facebook curb state-led disinformation on the Hong Kong protests; North Korean APT suspected of cyberattack; EU exploring sweeping facial recognition regulation; Huawei granted reprieve but pressure continues; and state attorney generals prepare big tech anti-trust investigation.