Tag: regulations

Education, Industry

UNESCO urges governments to regulate generative AI in schools

September 7, 2023

Via: StateScoop

As students all over the world return to school after the summer break, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Thursday issued its first public guidance on generative artificial intelligence, urging government agencies to address the disruptions caused […]


Compliance Training: What It Is and Why It Is Important

June 23, 2022

Via: Nakisani Jacobs

In today’s business world, compliance training is a given. It is the single most important tool for ensuring a safe and productive workplace, and it is required by law.  In a rapidly changing and complicated regulatory world, it’s more important […]

Federal, Policy

Zuckerberg denies telling Trump that Facebook wouldn’t fact-check politicians in exchange for less severe regulations

September 21, 2021

Via: TechSpot

According to Thiel’s book, called “The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power,” the billionaire venture capitalist joined Zuckerberg, President Trump, Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and their spouses at the White House in 2019. Author Max […]


Instagram will require users to provide their birthday

August 30, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Instagram will begin prodding users to share their birthday with the service, if they haven’t already done so. The company today announced it will now start popping up a notification that asks you to add your birthday to “personalize your […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Regulations could speed up, not slow down, A.I. progress

November 10, 2020

Via: Fortune

Andy Taylor has a goal both modest and ambitious: bring artificial intelligence, or A.I., to air traffic control for the first time. A career air traffic controller, Taylor was quick to see the potential benefits that advances in computer vision […]

Federal, Policy

Will a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court roll back regulations on business? Not so fast

October 27, 2020

Via: Fortune

With Monday’s confirmation by the Senate of Amy Coney Barrett, the country will soon have a Supreme Court with six Justices nominated by conservative presidents. What can we expect from that court when it comes to regulation of business and […]

Federal, Policy

White House suspends environmental protection, citing coronavirus

March 27, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

2020 has a new motto: “Cancelled due to the coronavirus.” Businesses, schools, sports, travel, film, and TV production, conferences, meetings, and basically any and all business as usual has been suspended in the US as individuals and institutions try to […]

Federal, Policy, State & Local

States advance talks with federal officials on harmonizing regulations

April 26, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A group representing state chief information officers says progress was made in private talks with federal officials Wednesday on solving state government’s woes in complying with a varied and sometimes conflicting mass of regulations. The talks were held between approximately […]


Using a blockchain doesn’t exempt you from securities regulations

July 27, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

The DAO, a blockchain-based organization created last year, was supposed to demonstrate the potential of Bitcoin competitor Ethereum. Investors pumped $150 million of virtual currency into the project. But then in June 2016, hackers found a bug in the DAO’s […]

Federal, Policy

Senator Cory Booker on tech regulations and social media slacktivism: ‘We cannot get left behind’

March 13, 2017

Via: CIO

U.S. Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey isn’t ready to talk about his rumored campaign for presidency in 2020, but he did sit down with Google’s senior counsel on civil and human rights Malika Saada Saar at South by Southwest […]

Federal, Policy

House Passes Bills to Further Review Regulations, Reduce Agency Advocacy

March 3, 2017

Via: Government Executive

President Trump has issued two executive orders and one memorandum aimed at inhibiting federal agencies from issuing new regulations and enforcing those already on the books, but those efforts have not done enough to satisfy congressional Republicans. The House this […]

Federal, Policy

New Trump Order Will Create Agency Task Forces to Eliminate Regulations

February 27, 2017

Via: Government Executive

President Trump signed an executive order on Friday creating new task forces at every federal agency that will identify regulations for elimination or modification. The order was the second Trump issued to cut federal regulation in the opening weeks of […]


S. Korea plans to tighten battery regulations post Note7 crisis

February 6, 2017

Via: CIO

In the wake of the Note7 debacle, South Korea is introducing new tests and regulations to ensure battery and smartphone safety, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said. The new measures will include requiring manufacturers to certify the safety […]


DOJ defends new cyber snooping regulations

November 29, 2016

Via: FCW

The Department of Justice calls them procedural changes that will help the government to pursue child pornographers who use cybertechnology to conceal their identities. Opponents say they are substantive and troubling changes that will vastly expand the government’s ability to […]

Policy, State & Local

FCC’s ‘relentless regulatory assault’ threatens cable industry

May 18, 2016

Via: CIO

BOSTON — The head of the leading cable trade group feels like the federal government is trying to pick winners and losers. Michael Powell, president and CEO of NCTA, the organization representing firms like Comcast and Cox in Washington, argues […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

FTC in no rush to regulate Internet of Things

February 10, 2016

Via: FCW

Addressing consumer privacy and security is a major topic facing the snowballing Internet of Things, but prescriptive regulations are not likely to come from the Federal Trade Commission, Commissioner Terrell McSweeny said Feb. 8 at an event sponsored by the […]