Stories from Abroad

Since 2010, the Benton Foundation and the New America Foundation have partnered to highlight telecommunications debates from countries outside the U.S.

U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with Microsoft data privacy fight

Supreme Court justices wrestled with Microsoft’s dispute with the US Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas, with some signaling support for the government and others urging Con

White House restricts US press access to Kim Jong Un summit

The White House restricted journalists’ access to parts of President Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un despite long-standing arrangements intended to ensure the public is kept fully abreast of key presidential moments.

Senators Move to Sink Trump’s ZTE Deal

In a rare rebuke of President Donald Trump, Republican Senate leaders set up a vote for the week of June 11 that would undo the White House deal to revive Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp.

A case against the General Data Protection Regulation

The effects of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will spread beyond the EU.

Cambridge Analytica ex-chief’s answers fuel further questions

Three hours into an interrogation by British lawmakers, Cambridge Analytica’s former chief executive Alexander Nix stood up and thrust a slide deck at Members of Parliament: “I’ve tried,” he said, “to take what is ostensibly quite a complex struct

Near-Collapse of ZTE May Be China’s Sputnik Moment

China’s technology boom, it turns out, has been largely built on top of Western technology. The ZTE incident, as it is called in China, may be the country’s Sputnik moment.

EU telecoms overhaul labelled ‘missed opportunity’ by industry

An overhaul of Europe’s telecoms laws, aimed at stimulating investment in new networks, has been branded a missed opportunity for the industry.

China’s Huawei says it hasn’t collected Facebook user data

Chinese phone maker Huawei said it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers.

After Scrutinizing Facebook, Congress Turns to Google Deal With Huawei

Apparently, Members of Congress have begun scrutinizing Google’s relationship with China’s Huawei Technologies—roping another Silicon Valley giant into Washington’s escalating digital cold war with Beijing.

Commerce Sec Ross Announces $1.4 Billion ZTE Settlement

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd.