Tech and Trump: What to Expect From the Trump Administration (Part 2: Commerce, Misc.)

Last Updated 1/22/17 What does the incoming Trump administration mean for tech and tech policy?  Part 1 addresses the Tech industry’s strained relations with the President-Elect and an analysis on changes in policy to expect at the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department. Part 2 below addresses how Trump’s policies toward China…

Tech and Trump: What to Expect From the New Administration (Part 1: FTC, FCC, DOJ)

Last Updated:  January 30, 2017. The meeting between President-Elect Donald Trump and the tech community was as notable for who was there and for who was not.  The meeting was attended by: Team Trump – Family POTUS-E Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner (son-in-law), Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Jr. Team Trump – Other VPOTUS-E Mike Pence,…

Commerce Dept Approves ICANN Transition

Commerce Dept Approves ICANN Transition Ted Cruz Leads Congressional Opposition In March 2014, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its plan to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.  NTIA said the transition proposal must have broad community backing and: Support and enhance the multi-stakeholder model; Maintain…

Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Passed as Part of Budget Deal

Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Passed as Part of Budget Deal When President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 into law, it contained a number of substantive amendments including the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”). Cybersecurity Threat Indicators The Act establishes a portal with the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center to facilitate…

CLBR Segment 2: Report from ICANN 51 with Steve DelBianco

CLBR Segment 2: Report from ICANN 51 with Steve DelBianco As ICANN meets in Los Angeles for its tri-annual meeting, issues of the proposed ICANN transfer and ICANN’s accountability itself loom large.  Steve DelBianco, an occasional ICANN critic and CLBR veteran is at ICANN 51 and will give us an update on what is going…