Legislation News, Articles and Updates
Code leaked by the Shadow Brokers group has set off calls from security researchers and tech groups for a national conversation about vulnerability disclosure policy.
Privacy groups have opposed a proposal by DHS that would collect information about the social media presence and online activities of visa-waiver program visitors to the U.S.
NIST issued a far-reaching request for information, seeking cybersecurity suggestions from the private sector on a range of topics.
The U.S. Department of the Interior must update its access controls to meet current standards, according to an inspector general report.
The EPA has 30 systems that contain personally identifiable information (PII), according to the At a Glance summary of the inspector general's report.
A man sitting in jail on charges of sex trafficking was ordered by a federal judge to unlock his iPhone, but so far his attorney has succeeded in blocking the order on constitutional grounds.
The EFF filed an injunction against the DoJ, Library of Congress, Copyright Office and U.S. officials, challenging Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
The White House is discussing proposals with U.S. allies that could allow foreign governments to serve search warrants requesting email and wiretap information to US companies.
Rep. Jackie Speier(D-Calif.) today introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act, or revenge porn bill, that will make it a crime to knowingly distribute sexually explicit images of someone without their consent.
The United Nations has passed a resolution calling for human rights to be counted online as well as off, citing the internet as an important medium for free speech and free assembly. The resolution was not without its opponents, though.
A bill has been introduced in California that would officially outlaw the felonious use of ransomware.
Computer users sharing their password could suddenly find themselves at risk for arrest.
Following Comey's recommendation last week that the DoJ not bring criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, cybersecurity practices within federal agencies have received greater scrutiny.
These 10 women were selected for their longstanding contributions to the IT security space.
Public files are not exempt from Freedom of Information Act disclosures simply because they are stored on a government official's private email account, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled.
Sadly, what's old is new again when it comes to sexual harassment, both in the job marketplace and online, but new legislation and evolving corporate policies are fighting back against online harassment,
Disconnecting computers used in power plants and electrical grids from the internet is being proposed in a bill before the Senate.
The bipartisan bill, which got the nod from the House in mid-June, "codifies a statutory presumption of openness," according to a June 13 release from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
The House Homeland Security committee issued an encryption report that supported establishing a commission to study implications of encryption and its effects on law enforcement and economic development.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called for administrative reform to help bring the U.S. copyright system into the digital age.
Congressional websites of 19 House Democrats were knocked offline in an incident that the technology firm managing the sites believes is linked to last week's sit-in calling for a vote on gun control legislation.
During a Senate subcommittee hearing, a legislator pushed for security protections on internet-connected vehicles. "The Internet of Things leads also to the Internet of Threats," said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).
Russia's lower house of parliament approved sweeping anti-terrorism legislation that requires companies to decrypt any message sent by users.
The EU and U.S. agreed to changes to the Privacy Shield pact that officials hope will appease privacy concerns raised by privacy regulators.
London is the center of tech startups in Europe. So, how will the U.K.'s separation from the EU impact the tech sector?
House lawmakers voted on two bills aimed at creating effective partnerships between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the private sector.
W3C digital rights management working group chairman vetoed a proposal to discuss HTML5 standards before renewing the group's charter.
CIA Director John Brennan was asked about reports that Twitter has not made the Dataminr analytics service available to U.S. intelligence agencies, but has made the service available to a Russian news outlet.
The House voted against an amendment to a military spending bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to attain a warrant in order to search the electronic communications of Americans.
Private sector executives praised the information-sharing implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 during a House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.
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