• This Week In Tech Policy

    • Gardner Introduces Consumer Privacy Protection Bill
    • Senator Cory Gardner, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced legislation this week to require that technology companies who manufacture Internet-connected devices disclose to consumers whether those devices contain any microphones or cameras.

    • Nevada privacy law takes effect
    • California's pending European-style digital privacy law will likely be the most impactful in the country, but it won't be the first. Nevada's law took effect Tuesday.

    • Court upholds net neutrality repeal, with some caveats
    • A federal appeals court upheld Tuesday the government’s repeal of strict regulations for the companies that connect consumers to the internet. But the court also said the Federal Communications Commission had overstepped by broadly stopping state and local governments from writing their own rules.

    • California initiative pushes an even stronger privacy law
      Real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart and his organization Californians for Consumer Privacy, which led the drive for a state law in 2018, last week introduced a new privacy-focused ballot initiative for 2020 that would bolster the requirements of the state's current law.

    • US, Japan strike deal to slash tariffs on US farm goods, boost digital trade
    • The deal would also reduce import taxes and other trade barriers for digital products — such as software, digital media, computer source code and data — exchanged between the U.S. and Japan.