Brookings to host Fintech Regulation Forum, 2/8. The DC-based think tank will convene House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to discuss how lawmakers can promote fintech innovation while also protecting consumers from potential harm. Panelists will include: Lending Club’s Richard Neiman and CFSI’s Jeanne Hogarth. DC…
We’re investigating algorithmic injustice and the formulas that increasingly influence our lives. Source: Machine Bias – ProPublica
Awwww . . . Facebook melts your heart. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cyber-idUSKCN0XV1O7?mod=djemCIO_h Edited with BlogPad Pro
My colleague, Kenesa Ahmad, is cited in this week’s Time cover story about the Apple encryption issue. Kenesa co-authored the law review article that coined the term “golden age of surveillance”. Time Cover Story: http://time.com/magazine/us/4262476/march-28th-2016-vol-187-no-11-u-s/ Law Review Article: http://stlr.org/volumes/volume-xiii-2011-2012/encryption-and-globalization/
If the FBI wins, it could open the door to massive surveillance Source: This Is the Real Reason Apple Is Fighting the FBI | TIME
Bank compliance officers—in charge of ensuring that traders and other employees stay on the right side of laws and regulations—are themselves increasingly the focus on regulators’ attention. Source: The Most Thankless Job on Wall Street Gets a New Worry – WSJ
As President Xi Jinping prepared to visit the United States, Washington warned of possible sanctions over digital attacks. Beijing pushed back by organizing a technology forum of industry leaders. Source: China Flexes Tech Muscles Before a State Visit – The New York Times
A terrifying assessment. Sound familiar? The challenge for regulators is exacerbated by the fact that there are only four firms equipped to audit large multinational companies. The industry cannot afford to lose a firm because of commercial or regulatory pressures, or a hit to their reputation from a failed audit. Deloitte’s Mr Sproul says: “The…
Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts – WSJ.
Cybersecurity to be named a top priority for the US in the state of the union address – Data Protection Report.