A Friday night 57-42 vote in the Senate before the Memorial Day weekend fell short of the 60 votes needed to reauthorize Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
The USA Freedom Act's fate will soon be decided with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announcing on Thursday that the Senate will convene for a rare Saturday vote on the bill.
In a brief, to-the-point letter, a wide mix of organizations asked Senate leaders to abandon attempts to extend Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Dozens of other companies, civil society groups and security and policy experts, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday stressing the importance of rejecting legislation requiring backdoors into new technology.
Another bill aimed at protecting students' privacy has been presented to Congress.
The USA Freedom Act was passed by the House Wednesday but critics call for strengthening of bill in the Senate.
Both the U.K. and Nigeria toughened their legal stances on cybercrime this month with Nigeria even allowing for the death sentence.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the USA Freedom Act today with 338 Representatives voting in favor of the bill and only 88 against it
While Congress ramps up for its discussions and vote on the USA Freedom Act, Washington state has taken privacy into its own hands through legislation requiring a warrant to use the devices.
The bill, which aims to end NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data, recently passed a House committee.
Russia and Chiana have agreed to join forces stop not hack each other as well as to fight cyber attacks as well.
A New York federal appeals court found the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records illegal, but a separate ruling this week set privacy rules back with the approval of law enforcement's collection of warrantless phone location data.
ACLU has sued a Virginia police department for collecting an LPR database on vehicles belonging to people not under investigation.
The European Commission has adopted a new 16-initiative strategy that would make it easier for consumers to access digital services and goods.
The Senate will likely vote on a trade bill over the expiring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The lower house of the French Parliament has approved a controversial intelligence bill that could broaden the government's surveillance powers.
The House Judiciary Committee approved the "USA Freedom Act," effectively setting the bill up to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill was introduced Wednesday with some revisions that would improve transparency regarding how student information is shared, used or sold.
Illinois is looking to pass legislation to notify residents of "consumer market information" breaches.
The legislation aims to improve trust when law enforcement information is shared between the U.S. and EU.
Also in the poll, 19 percent of voters said that lawmakers should focus on data security standards.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill that would grant intelligence agencies authority under the USA PATRIOT Act to continue mass surveillance until 2020
Proposed legislation would rein in the CFAA to avoid overzealous prosecution.
Following years of wrangling in Congress and a slew of headline-grabbing breaches, the House gave the go-ahead to a cybersecurity bill.
A flurry of legislative activity on Capitol Hill hints that Congress may be shaking off its inertia and there may be some long-awaited forward movement on key issues.
Chinese regulators have suspended rules that heavily policed foreign technology, after backlash from its own banks.
Kevin Bollaert, 28, operated the now-infamous revenge porn sites U Got Posted and Change My Reputation.
The law ushers in technical and data standards for verifying individuals' identities during digital or online transactions.
New research from the EU suggests that Facebook is tracking internet users' web browsing habits, even if they've opted out of the feature or haven't registered with the social media site.
A British court has dismissed Google's appeal to prevent consumers from being able to sue the company over its alleged tracking of Safari users.
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