Although many experts agree TikTok poses a threat, some believe a ban is the wrong solution.
One weak link can threaten the entire system.
Federal agencies are equipped to support sectors dealing with cybersecurity concerns.
The $200 billion industry specifically targets children and other vulnerable populations, experts said.
Significant regulatory discrepancies disrupt global businesses, restrict cross-border data flow and limit user choice.
The telecom said manufacturers are in the best position to ensure security.
Despite the FCC’s recent expansion of STIR/SHAKEN, some panelists called the framework ineffective.
States are considering measures ranging from age verification to a “duty of care.”
FCC approved first rules on robotexts, more on robocalls, and opened comments on dead zone satellite coverage and prison call rates.
Should a federal privacy law pre-empt state laws?
The federal parties have opposite aims as to what to do about Section 230.
Verizon, AT&T and Lumen warned about prescriptive rules that could diminish security.
Cost of insurance for cybersecurity could be a problem for smaller companies.
Broadband access and privacy policies present opportunities for bipartisan collaboration, Broadband Breakfast panelists agreed.
Current precedent is unclear in data security litigation, say experts.
While generally supportive of a federal privacy law, some experts warned it could harm competition.
Existing digital privacy concerns are amplified in an environment designed to fully immerse users.
“The privacy landscape in the U.S. is likely to become more complicated before it gets any easier.”
Federal regulation is needed since companies often renege on voluntarily accepted agreements, argued Public Knowledge head.
Consumers must better understand how to weigh risks and protect themselves in the digital world, said Camille Stewart Gloster.
NIST’s cybersecurity guidelines for IoT prescribe desired outcomes, rather than specific and 'brittle' standards.
Shawn Smith advocated heavily tailored, industry-specific approaches that can address to the unique needs of the rail industry.
The onus of securing devices shouldn’t fall to the consumer, a Homeland Security cyber rep said.
The FCC alleges that the Cox/Jones Enterprise conduct violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The portal provides private entities the ability to notify the FCC about robocall violations.
Simington advocated mandating ongoing cybersecurity updates on wireless devices already in consumer hands.
Californians' opposition to the ADPPA's preemption provision may be the end of the comprehensive bipartisan privacy bill.
Imposter fraud is a particularly predatory offshoot of robocalling, often involving extremely sophisticated scams.
Why are flash calls on the rise and how do operators handle them to maximize revenue?
The FCC’s order prevents future authorizations of equipment on the commission’s “Covered List” of national security threats.
The commission’s ruling follows a notice of inquiry the agency approved last month.
Only a handful of states have crafted their purchasing decisions after federal rules banning certain companies' equipment.
But every device is a potential way into its network, and the recent explosion of IoT devices presents security risks.
Commenters urge FCC not to further extend robocall deadlines to comply with framework.
'This is a very important step,' said Christopher Kuner, co-director of the Brussels Privacy Hub.
STIR/SHAKEN offers no protection from fraud schemes besides robocalls and caller ID spoofing.
The Democratic legislator called on NTIA end the automatic disclosure of .US web domain users’ personal information.
The Digital Services Act imposes transparency requirements and other accountability measures for tech platforms.
Blocking bad actors requires a whole new way of thinking, the authors say in this ExpertOp exclusive to Broadband Breakfast.
The committee wants wider use of opt-out from certain text messages.