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Internet Architects Oppose SOPA and PIPA Legislation

December 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Eighty-three innovators, inventors and engineers signed the letter that specifically calls for Congress to reject the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in an attempt to prevent government efforts to codify broad Internet censorship powers...

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Senators Call for Privacy Law Update

October 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) - signed when mobile phones were the size of bricks and the World Wide Web didn't exist – is woefully outdated, putting Americans' privacy at risk. Sens. Wyden and Kirk jointly call for updating U.S. privacy law to keep pace with technology...

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Tracking Cyber Security Legislation Updates

October 12, 2011 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

Everyone can track security legislation in Congress through the “Cybersecurity Legislation Tracker”. This is a valuable resource that provides notice and summaries of significant cybersecurity developments on Capitol Hill, including hearings, proposed bills, and task force activities...

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Blumenthal Bill Bumps Up Fines for Security Breaches

September 18, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced bill that would levy significant penalties for identify theft and other “violations of data privacy and security,” criminalize software that collects “sensitive personally identifiable information” without clear and conspicuous notice and consent...

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Senator Seeks Punitive Model for Data Security Laws

September 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The devil is in the details with these laws. But there are a number of questions here... These companies are already victims in these attacks, so why are we penalizing them after a breach? I think that's because it's easier to issue fines than it is to track down the criminals and go after them..."

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Plugging Breaches with Bureaucrats

July 21, 2011 Added by:Mike Meikle

Systems and software are designed by humans and there will be flaws that can be exploited. Plus, social engineering will always provide a path to compromising the most secure systems due to the fallibility of the human element. Legislation will not address these factors...

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Legislation to Require Mandatory Breach Reporting

June 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“You shouldn’t have to cross your fingers and whisper a prayer when you type in a credit card number on your computer and hit ‘enter.’ E-commerce is a vital and growing part of our economy. We should take steps to embrace and protect it – and that starts with robust cyber security..."

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Five Issues With Obama’s Breach Notification Policy

May 31, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The proposed bill is nothing more than an outdated, bandwagon approach that creates more red tape for businesses, weakens state law, and overprotects small- to medium-sized companies that suffer data breaches. Bottom line: It offers little, meaningful help to the consumer...

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Internet Kill Switch Option Actively Debated by Senate

May 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The debate in the U.S. over legislating an "Internet kill switch" is not one of whether or not to create a mechanism to control Internet access, but one of who will legally exercise the power to limit accessibility and under what circumstances...

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Protect IP Act Would Allow Government to Block Websites

May 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The legislation would also require search engines to eliminate references to the offending sites from their search indexing, as well as require advertising networks and payment services to cease business with the blacklisted sites...

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DoD to Carry Out Clandestine Operations in Cyberspace

May 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"There is a lack of historical precedent for what constitutes traditional military activities in cyberspace... Section (962) would clarify that the Secretary of Defense has the authority to conduct clandestine cyberspace activities in support of military operations..."

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Senators Introduce Cyber Security Public Awareness Act

April 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The government keeps the damage we are sustaining from cyber attacks secret because it is classified. The private sector keeps the damage they are sustaining from cyber attacks secret so as not to look bad... The net result of that is that the American public gets left in the dark..."

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Representative Introduces Consumer Privacy Protection Act

April 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The legislation will define limits and the fair use of information collected by online marketers and retailers, and set forth provisions for better notifying consumers of their right to opt out of data collection...

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Oklahoma State House Passes Smart Grid Privacy Bill

March 31, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The Act seeks to establish standards to govern the use and disclosure of utility data (including personal information) by electric utilities, and requires electric utility companies to maintain the confidentiality of customer data and allow customers to access the data...

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Senator Kerry Releases Draft of Privacy Bill of Rights

March 28, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act directs the FTC to make rules requiring certain entities that handle information covered by the Act to comply with new requirements protecting the security of the information as well as the privacy of the individuals to whom information pertains....

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Senator Proposes Geolocation Privacy Legislation

March 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"It's a smart proposal. The federal wiretap law should be updated to take account of new transactional data. There is clearly a privacy interest in locational data and there is also a need for greater clarity," says the director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Marc Rotenberg...

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