Digital Liberty advocates for a consumer-driven market free from heavy regulation or taxation of the Internet, technology, telecommunications, video games, and media.
Witnesses from the private sector and civil society groups pushed for comprehensive federal legislation today at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee hearing on consumer data privacy.
“Data is now driving an explosive commercial growth of AI, ushering in a new era of opportunities and risks.”
The market for user data is a relatively new marketplace where individuals are affected by a company’s practices, but those individuals are not the company’s customers.
Businesses and other targeted entitles have struggled to address the threat posed by botnets because they are constantly evolving and are generally aimed at the least secure sectors of the internet and communications economy. According to Diane Rinaldo, Acting Assistant Secretary of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, “When it comes to securing infrastructure, our strategies need to evolve as our networks evolve."
On November 20, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the FCC will propose to allow unlicensed use in the 5.9 gigahertz (GHz) band.
On November 19, 2019, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed that the FCC “begin a rulemaking to establish 988 as a new, nationwide, three-digit phone number for a suicide prevention and mental health hotline.”
While it is not the outcome that we advocated for, we hope the public auction will be able to avoid bureaucratic roadblocks throughout the notice and comment period to be finalized before the end of 2020.
“Henry Ford reportedly said that if he asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses,” he said.