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British court dismisses Google appeal

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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.

Data breach notification bill advances in U.S. House

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Legislation requiring companies to meet security standards and notify customers of data breaches has moved forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.

California Senate Public Safety Committee advances stingray bill

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The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act passed the California Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.

Protecting Cyber Networks Act introduced by House committee

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A new 'threat sharing' cybersecurity bill was introduced by leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

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On Monday, Reps. Luke Messer and Jared Polis will reportedly introduce the legislation in the House.

Privacy buffs say amended CISA bill can still further gov't surveillance

Privacy buffs say amended CISA bill can still further gov't surveillance

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The threat information-sharing bill was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.

Obama Administration sets record for withholding FOIA requests

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The Obama administration has set another record for withholding government files under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.

Report: committee approves rule change that expands FBI's hacking authority

Report: committee approves rule change that expands FBI's hacking authority

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If modified, Rule 41 would give judges the ability to grant search warrants for electronic information located outside their judicial district.

Obama administration seeks additional authority to combat botnets

Obama administration seeks additional authority to combat botnets

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The Obama administration announced a proposed amendment to existing law that would give federal courts more authority in the ongoing was against botnets.

U.S. senator introduces bill aimed at federal breach notification standard

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is ready to introduce a bill aimed at putting in place a federal standard that organizations across the country would abide by.

CISA passes Senate committee, raises privacy concerns

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The act contains a dozen amendments made in a closed door session before the Senate Intelligence Committee voted.

Experts debate whether 'right to be forgotten' should be adopted in the U.S.

Experts debate whether 'right to be forgotten' should be adopted in the U.S.

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Four privacy and technology experts met on Wednesday night to debate the ruling and whether it should be implemented in the U.S.

Ramirez: FTC focus on data security, fraud, cross device tracking

Ramirez: FTC focus on data security, fraud, cross device tracking

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FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez says the agency will continue to ramp up its expertise to protect consumer privacy.

Online Trust Alliance pens letter to Congress over federal data breach notification law

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The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) wrote a letter to Congress earlier this week in response to the recently proposed Personal Data Notification & Protection Act.

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.

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