The director of the FBI repeated his "encryption thwarts law enforcement" mantra before a Senate committee as a pair of Congressmen introduced legislation designed to effectively ban state and local governments from mandating decryption.
The Judicial Redress Act was given the thumbs up by the Senate and the House Wednesday and is now headed for President Obama's desk to be signed into law.
A proposed bill in front of Utah lawmakers would make doxing a crime that carries a six-month prison sentence to it, but may run afoul free speech laws.
Draft legislation seeks to improve the Pentagon's ability to quickly develop and acquire process cyber warfare technologies.
To meet the more stringent requirements laid out in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield pact inked Tuesday, organizations are going to have to up their data protection game and Congress must accelerate passage of the Judicial Redress Act.
Corporate legal departments are grappling with the changing role of corporate legal departments as they assume a greater role in security and privacy.
U.S. and European officials announced a new data-transfer deal on Tuesday designed to replace the Safe Harbor agreement that was ruled invalid by a European court three months ago.
The Senate Judiciary Committee gave the nod to the Judicial Redress Act, which would provide citizens of major U.S. allies a course of redress regarding information shared with U.S. law enforcement, sending it on to the full Senate.
SCMagazine.com asked key thought leaders to identify key events in last year that have reshaped public policy and expectations of what happens—and what should happen—to personally identifiable information when users go online.
A Swiss digital surveillance law that has rankled online privacy advocates will now subjected to a public vote, after opponents collected enough signatures to challenge the legislation.
A coalition including the ACLU, FreedomWorks, and other digital privacy advocacy groups sent a letter to members of the House urging them to repeal the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.
Bernard Cazeneuve, France's minister of the interior, has called for greater cooperation between states, businesses and citizens in the fight against online radicalisation and cyber-crime.
In observance of the 30th anniversary of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, attorney Peter J. Toren argued that the law remains too vague.
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have stepped up to fill the void in privacy protection with the introduction today of more than 30 bipartisan privacy-related bills that cover everything from safeguarding to putting parameters on the use of location data.
Vermont legislators will mull an amendment to the state's distracted driving law that would allow police to seize mobile devices from drivers without a warrant.
Europe's data protection bodies will meet on February 2 on the data-transfer void left when Safe Harbour was ruled invalid by EU's Court of Justice in October.
As Congress probed changes to the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report about companies selling surveillance technologies to Iran.
A bipartisan coalition of U.S. House members led by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) introduced a bill that would repeal recently passed cybersecurity legislation.
A panel of experts at the Association of American Law School conference, that included the FTC's Lesley Fair, discussed how the law can and should respond to data breaches.
A breach at the Department of Education could be more devastating than the one experienced by OPM, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said last week at a Brookings Institute function.
Privacy and public interest organizations are petitioning against a bill that attempts to prevent fraud in asbestos lawsuits.
As authorities in the US press for weakening encryption standards, the Netherlands government came out in support of encryption technologies.
China's legislature approved an anti-terrorism law that was opposed by business groups, President Obama, and human rights organizations.
China's anti-terrorism legislation is the latest escalation in a race between China and Western government to enact aggressive surveillance policy.
Researchers are preparing for the new normal that they will soon face in light of the cybersecurity legislation that was signed by President Obama last week within the omnibus spending deal.
Cybersecurity legislation buried within a $1.1 trillion government spending agreement that was needed to prevent a government shutdown got the nod from the House.
The omnibus spending deal is reported to include the final text of a major cybersecurity bill that legislators have been working to merge since October.
A number of criminal cyber operations were taken down this year owing to international cooperation between law enforcement agents. Ashley Carman reports.
Privacy is not a new concept but it's one that gathered steam in 2015 as it faced threats and found renewed support. Teri Robinson reports.
Is it possible for legislative developments to keep up with the rate of innovation among hackers? Jeremy Seth Davis investigates.
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