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According to a recent Connectiv survey, the UK was by far the leading area of interest for international partnership and expansion among B2B media and information companies and now that Great Britain’s exit from the European Union is an impending reality, U.S.-based publishers are assessing what this could man for them.
The Thursday November 5 release of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) agreement text shows that the 11 negotiating countries got the data flow provisions right. The 21st century electronic commerce chapter provisions will benefit many sectors beyond the software and information industries that SIIA represents.
Today, EU Ambassador to the United States, David O’Sullivan, participated in an Atlantic Council event on “Breaking Down Digital Barriers: Turning Transatlantic Challenge into Opportunity.” The event commemorated the Commission’s formal release of its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy.
Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco announced on February 3 an update prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on signals intelligence reform. This is part of an effort to improve protections for privacy and civil liberties in U.S. surveillance activities. The basis for these reforms is contained in Presidential Policy Directive-28, which President Obama signed on January 17, 2014. President Obama delivered a speech on that day on surveillance.