Hidden Layers Newsletter
Your Quarterly Transatlantic Technology News
Hidden Layers is our new technology newsletter covering tech policy developments in the United States and the European Union, to keep both sides of the Atlantic informed on a quarterly basis.
In this issue, we discuss AI regulation in the U.S. and the EU, a new adequacy decision from the European Commission on the Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework, the UK Online Safety Bill and the use of AI in hiring.
U.S. and EU officials gathered May 30-31 for the fourth ministerial meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Luleå, Sweden. The meeting focused on transatlantic cooperation on emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence (AI) and 6G, export controls and investment screenings. The meeting made notable progress in five areas.
Welcome back to another edition of Hidden Layers. In this issue, we discuss two cases heard by the Supreme Court at the end of February that may decide the future of Section 230. We also look at a bill from Congress that could ban Chinese apps such as TikTok from the U.S. market. Finally, we cover the White House’s National Cybersecurity Strategy, the EU Data Act and the buzz around ChatGPT.
In this issue, we discuss the future of Big Tech-related bills that Congress is deliberating after the U.S. midterm elections, the December 5 Trade and Technology Council meeting, the status of Privacy Shield 2.0 and the White House’s AI Bill of Rights.
In this issue, we discuss tech legislation making headlines in the first half of 2022, including the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA), Digital Services Act (DSA), Digital Governance Act (DGA), and the U.S. Congress’ proposed Digital Platform Commission Act. We also cover the latest on the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council meeting in France, the new transatlantic data transfer agreement, and the use of AI to interpret human emotion.
In this inaugural edition, we discuss some of the main tech policy discussions that occurred at the end of 2021 and early 2022, including the U.S. and EU’s approach to regulating Big Tech and Facebook whistleblower hearings, the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council, privacy legislation, and a debate over the use of artificial intelligence for mass surveillance.