Technology today is changing at a near-breakneck pace. There are exciting new developments constantly taking place, with the potential to improve lives and tackle some of the biggest challenges we face. But bad actors are also innovating and thinking of new ways to exploit an increasingly connected world. In this new environment, everyone has a responsibility to help protect the security, safety and privacy of users.
In September, I moderated a discussion in Brussels for the Munich Security Conference focusing on tech regulation in a time of strategic rivalry. The focus was on the very distinct and different approaches to regulating tech between the U.S. and the EU and the geopolitical implications of these policies.
DMA: To Preserve Robust Mobile Security, Policymakers Should Heed the Important Security Lessons From the ActiveX Era of the Internet
We’ve previously explained the many challenges European regulators face in implementing the Digital Markets Act (DMA), especially as it relates to the security consequences of downloading mobile apps from untrusted sources. In this piece, we go deeper to examine lessons from a similar well-meaning approach and architecture from the 1990’s — a technology framework called ActiveX that enabled software applications to be downloaded from third-party sources to bridge the gap that separated web pages from Microsoft’s operating system.
As diversity, inclusion, and accessibility continue to be vital aspects of developing equitable new technologies, Trusted Future convened a panel discussion to explore these vital issues. The conversation focused on the need to include diverse voices when developing technology and technology policy, especially voices from communities that are often left out of the conversation – but who stand to gain the most. We focused on how new technological developments have created incredible opportunities for so many, but that users need to be able to trust the technologies, including trust that their sensitive data will be kept private and secure.
At a time when access to the digital world has become increasingly indispensable for almost every aspect of modern life, one of the greatest challenges facing leaders today is how we extend digital opportunity to everyone. Fortunately, there are pragmatic steps within reach that policymakers and business leaders can take to ensure connectivity for all, trust for all, and opportunity for all.
As the world becomes more focused on, and aware of, the ways social and environmental issues are impacted by the many decisions companies make, the importance of ensuring a reliable and resilient supply chain that is ethical and consistent with consumer and company values has become clear.
Trusted Future is excited to announce that current Deputy Executive Director James Lamond will be the organization’s new Executive Director, following the departure of current Executive Director Ken Gude. The transition will be effective September 1, 2023.
Adam Golodner: G7 leaders put security stake in the ground—global competition policymakers and enforcers can too
Leaders of companies today need to pay attention to geopolitical, legislative, and regulatory issues. The advancement of technology is stressing governments out, and sometimes the reaction is counterproductive and the impact unintended. CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, and GCs must work together, understand the playing field, and weigh in to shape the policy path forward, as current policy decisions are shaping—sometimes not for the good—the technology and market ecosystem right now.
A View Across the Atlantic: Lessons for US Policymakers as the EU Implements the Digital Markets Act
The European Union’s ambitious new regulation, the Digital Markets Act, has just gone into effect. We discuss what lessons US policymakers can learn from Europe’s experience with this new legislation.