CLBR #99 – Data Caps and Net Neutrality with Michael Weinberg and Legislative Update

CLBR Episode #99 features news updates on CISPA, the Marketplace Fairness Act and state/federal privacy legislation; a discussion with Michael Weinberg, Public Knowledge’s Vice President, the Institute for Emerging Innovation on Data Caps and the Obama administration’s nominee for FCC Chairman; and as always starts with the Day in History. Data Caps with Michael Weinberg…

Washington Watch: Rights, Disclosures and Investigations

Issa-Wyden Generate Buzz on Internet Bill of Rights Speaking at the Personal Democracy Forum, anti-SOPA allies Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) suggested that it was time for an Internet Bill of Rights and have launched a crowd-sourcing site to incorporate third parties’ views. The proposed Bill of Rights has the following…

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley (in HuffPost)

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley   June 11, 2012 As in past years, the Sixth Tech Policy Summit held in serene Napa Valley highlights the very Silicon Valley-Washington divide which it seeks to bridge. While the SOPA fight, the passage of the CROWDFUND Act and greater tech engagement on Capitol Hill are…

CISPA Passes House with Veto Threat; With ACTA All But Dead, Is TPP The Next Fight?

CISPA Passes House With Veto Threat CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act, is intended to”allow elements of the intelligence community to share cyber threat intelligence with private-sector entities and utilities and to encourage the sharing of such intelligence”.  It has become the target of significant opposition from the internet community as whole (netizens) upset…

CISPA, Netizens and the Internet’s Coming of Age Party

CISPA, Netizens and the Internet’s Coming of Age Party Last week in Geneva the Internet elite gathered to celebrate the inaugural class of inductees for the Internet Hall of Fame at a very fitting moment. The Internet is experiencing a coming of age as not only has it surpassed television in terms of daily consumer…

CLBR Segment 1: Josh Levy from Free Press on CISPA and Stop Cyber Spying Week

Stop Cyber Spying Week On Monday, public interest groups and civil liberties organizations launched a week of Internet-wide protests against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA), the controversial cybersecurity legislation that would negate existing privacy laws and allow companies to share user data with the government without a court order. The…