High Tech Policy
Fighting for Encryption & Security Around the World
Last week, my colleagues Tim Fawcett, Matt Carling and I had the honour and pleasure of representing Cisco in a hearing before theAustralian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security....
Fueled by Spectrum: A Fast-Growing Safety Ecosystem for Autonomous Vehicles & Intelligent Transportation
It took over 20 years for the automobile to begin showing its dominance in transportation with the best-selling Model T. Even when the Model T saw its production end in...
What Washington Can Do for You: Enable Wi-Fi to Deliver the 5G, IoT, & AI-Powered Future
Here’s something to celebrate: Washington policymakers are looking to increase Wi-Fi’s capacity and move toward a hyper-connected era by expanding Wi-Fi into 6 GHz.
USTR Pushes for New Digital Opportunities in Japan, the UK, and the EU
Yesterday, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) informed Congress of its intent to negotiate three separate free trade agreements with Japan, the UK and the EU. Welcome...
A Modern Approach to Cybersecurity & Privacy in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) covers a wide range of trade issues, but it also demonstrates how all three governments share a common vision and commitment to effective cyber-risk management.
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Enables the Digital Economy
Minutes before a midnight deadline on October 1, the U.S., Mexico and Canada agreed on a new trade pact to replace the previous North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The...
CLOUD Act Forecast: Opportunity for Greater Transparency
Passage of the CLOUD Act in the U.S. and the subsequent dismissal of the “Ireland Warrant” litigation raises two important questions about cross-border data storage and regulation.
US Justice Department Advises Prosecutors: Seek Data from Enterprises Rather than Cloud Service Providers
At Cisco, we have long advocated that “data and communications stored in the cloud should receive equivalent protections against unreasonable government search and seizure just like documents stored on premises or in paper files.” I was, therefore, pleased to see new guidance from my former colleagues in the US Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section supporting […]
Cisco Weighs in on Mobile Privacy Case
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case, U.S. v. Carpenter, that turns upon the “third-party doctrine.” The question before the court is whether cell phone location information obtained from a third-party mobile service provider should require the government to get a “probable cause” warrant instead of a court order requiring a lower […]