US allies are working out their positions with respect to the ongoing confrontation between the US and Iran. Israel wishes, in Reuters' account, to distance itself as much as possible from the conflict. The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany are meeting in Brussels to discuss not only the confrontation, but Iran's withdrawal from nuclear nonproliferation undertakings the Islamic Republic had previously given.
India is enacting changes to its intermediary liability laws, and, as TechCrunch reports, several tech companies including GitHub, Mozilla, and Cloudflare have petitioned the Indian government for more transparency about amendments to the law, which will change the way the companies and India's citizens process information online.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has two proposed regulations out for public comment. One, comments on which will be accepted from stakeholders through February 5th, 2020, proposes changes to the forms through which information on “major incidents, breaches, and events under investigation,” can be reported. The other, with a comment deadline of January 10th, would, Fifth Domain reports, mandate that Federal agencies establish vulnerability disclosure programs.
The US Administration today initiated work on principles that would shape future regulation of artificial intelligence. Reuters says the direction from the White House was that federal agencies should “conduct risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses prior to any regulatory action on AI, with a focus on establishing flexible frameworks rather than one-size-fits-all regulation.”