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ACLU and EFF, among others, voice dissatisfaction with CISA bill

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Various civil society organizations and security experts penned a letter to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence over their dissatisfaction with the recently drafted Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA).

Revenge porn site operators ordered to pay plaintiff $900,000

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Last year, the operators of ugotposted[.]com were ordered to pay $385,000 in a default judgment.

Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act doesn't go far enough, critics say

Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act doesn't go far enough, critics say

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The White House released a draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act on Friday to wide criticism from the greater privacy and technology communities.

The agency that stepped up: Federal Trade Commission

The agency that stepped up: Federal Trade Commission

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has become the de facto enforcer of data privacy laws and regulations, reports Lee Sustar.

New Jersey Congressmen to reintroduce privacy bill

New Jersey Congressmen to reintroduce privacy bill

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Two legislators reintroduce bill aimed at protecting consumers from data breaches.

U.K. to make 'revenge porn' a crime

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Queen Elizabeth II approved the bill on Thursday.

EFF throws support behind Calif. electronic privacy law

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has come out in support of an email privacy act that would overhaul California law.

White House to hold cybersecurity summit, Apple's Cook to speak

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The White House will hold a cybersecurity summit on Friday at Stanford University and the Apple CEO will be one of the speakers.

NM lawmaker resurrects data breach bill

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New Mexico is one of three states without a data breach notification law but that might change if a bill from state Rep. Bill Rehm passes.

President Obama pushes for student data privacy legislation

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The Student Data Privacy Act will soon be presented to the U.S. House of Representatives, looking to put a stop to current data collection practices online.

Anthem breach prompts White House adviser to nudge Congress

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The Anthem breach is further proof that the U.S. needs a national data breach law, John Podesta, Counselor to President Obama, told reporters.

Bicameral, bipartisan seeks to modernize electronic privacy law

Bicameral, bipartisan seeks to modernize electronic privacy law

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The bipartisan Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 would offer protection from warrantless digital searches.

Email privacy bill gains more support in House

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If passed, the new bill would require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant to access emails and digital documents.

Act would require gov't to get warrant for electronic content, geolocation data

Act would require gov't to get warrant for electronic content, geolocation data

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A bipartisan trio of legislators reintroduced the Online Communication and Geolocation Protection Act to extend Fourth Amendment rights to electronic communications.

Making the grade: CIPA compliance

Making the grade: CIPA compliance

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A Chicago-area high school found a solution to broaden its internet pipeline and maintain compliance, reports Greg Masters.

Defense from the top: FISMA

Defense from the top: FISMA

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The DHS will gain more control - and federal cybersecurity likely will be improved - when a FISMA update is passed, reports Lee Sustar.

New Chinese cybersecurity policies require U.S. companies to hand over source code

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The Chinese government will begin requiring companies who sell computer equipment to the country's banks to comply with a range of intrusive policies.

House subcommittee hears testimony on data breach law

House subcommittee hears testimony on data breach law

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Testimony in House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing aimed at shaping national data breach notification law.

Proposed CFAA revisions agitate IT security community

Proposed CFAA revisions agitate IT security community

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The security community is voicing concern over proposed revisions to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by taking to Twitter and personal blogs.

Congress to hold first data breach legislation hearing

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The 114th Congress will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 27 to discuss potential national breach notification legislation that might require companies to notify affected customers within 30 days.

NAFCU asks Congress to create bipartisan data breach working group

NAFCU asks Congress to create bipartisan data breach working group

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The National Association of Federal Credit Unions sent Congressional leaders a letter calling for the creation of a bipartisan working group to shape breach legislation.

Obama talks cybersecurity legislation in State of the Union

Obama talks cybersecurity legislation in State of the Union

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The President urged Congress to pass law that would better protect the nation from emerging cyber threats.

New York AG proposes legal protections for medical data, login info

New York AG proposes legal protections for medical data, login info

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The attorney general is pushing lawmakers to back legislation that would expand the definition of protected "private information."

On heels of Obama privacy talk, senator to reintroduce breach notification bill

On heels of Obama privacy talk, senator to reintroduce breach notification bill

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A Florida senator is drafting the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, a year after similar legislation was introduced.

Obama to call for national breach notification law, student privacy bill

Obama to call for national breach notification law, student privacy bill

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Speaking to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), President Obama said he will propose a Personal Data Notification and Protection Act and a Student Data Privacy Act.

White House passes on petitions to fire Swartz prosecutors

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The petitions called for the firing of federal prosecutors in Aaron Swartz's case.

Federal judge approves use of fake Instagram account to obtain case evidence

Federal judge approves use of fake Instagram account to obtain case evidence

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A federal judge in New Jersey has approved of law enforcement's use of a fake Instagram account to collect evidence on a man suspected of stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry.

Senate and House pass cybersecurity bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed to the CyberSecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, giving NIST the go-ahead to develop voluntary cyber standards for critical infrastructure.

The proliferation of mandates

The proliferation of mandates

The reality of ubiquitous reliance on ICT has given rise to the criticality of cyber security, says Cisco CSO Edna Conway.

Bill introduced, bans government mandates to build weaknesses into technologies

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden introduced the Secure Data Act on Thursday to prohibit federal agencies from mandating that backdoors and other security vulnerabilities be built into U.S. software and electronics.

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