• This Week In Tech Policy

    • Committee Approves Gardner, Portman, Schatz, Harris Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Federal Government’s Use of Artificial Intelligence
    • U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Rob Portman (R-OH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has approved their bipartisan Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act, legislation that would improve the effectiveness of the federal government by ensuring that the government’s use of AI and automated processes are ethical and accountable, and that the government has the necessary technical expertise to successfully use AI.

    • Reps. Crow, Schneider, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Cybersecurity of Small Businesses
    • U.S. Representatives Jason Crow (D-CO), Brad Schneider (D-IL) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced legislation to better protect America’s small businesses, and their operational and customer information, from cyberattack.

    • Senate Bill Targets Warrantless Facial Recognition Use
    • The Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act of 2019, co-sponsored by Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), would apply to any public surveillance of individuals that lasts for more than 72 hours and limit warrants to run for a maximum of 30 days. Under the law, law enforcement agencies would still be able to deploy the technology without a warrant under exigent circumstances.

    • Judge Limits Device Searches at U.S. Borders
    • A federal judge ruled Tuesday that border agents can’t search international travelers’ electronic devices without suspecting them of a crime, potentially putting a limit on a growing practice in U.S. ports of entry.