Digital rights and privacy groups reacted with indignation after the U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution that would undo FCC rules banning telecom and ISP companies from selling consumers' data without their consent.
A pair of New York City Council members have proposed a law that would require the NYPD to disclose and evaluate the impact of the surveillance technologies it uses.
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) on Wednesday released a revised draft of an ambitious regulation designed to protect the state and its citizens from cyberattacks against financial institutions.
The European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that the U.K.'s Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act of 2014 is invalidated by European Union statutes that protect citizens from the indiscriminate collection and retention of electronic data.
A coalition of tech and privacy groups are calling on legislators to delay changes to Rule 41 that would allow judges to issue warrants to remotely access computers located in any jurisdiction.
Confronting the dangers posed by the Internet of Things, members of the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on Wednesday that examined the feasibility of regulating IoT devices.
Two French internet rights associations filed legal challenges against the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, arguing the joint agreement doesn't go far enough in protecting citizens from digital spying.
Thai telecommunication companies are bristling at a proposed law that would criminally punish ISPs for computer crimes perpetrated by their users, and place the burden of proof on these providers to defend themselves.
Google and Dropbox are the latest U.S. tech giants to register with the Privacy Shield.
The Swiss intelligence service received permission to begin tapping phones and monitoring emails following a vote in the nation's parliament and approval by a public referendum.
To better protect consumer data, banks and insurance companies in New York will soon be required to adhere to new cybersecurity guidelines.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday issued a request for public comment on its rule regarding Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records.
The Justice Department is unable to determine the amount spent by federal agencies litigating FOIA lawsuits in which the complainant substantially prevailed, a GAO report determined.
U.S. legislators urged the Department of Justice and the Commerce Department to reconsider the transfer of internet governance.
Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr have reportedly been circulating proposed changes to Feinstein-Burr encryption bill.
China will experience a loss of GDP from between 1.77 - 3.44% as a result of the country's information communications technology policies.
The leader of the Labour party has announced his intention to draw up a digital bill of rights, installing a constitutional settlement for online privacy for UK citizens
A bill is pending in California that would designate the use of ransomware as a form of extortion.
In a new survey, only 34 percent of privacy professionals whose companies transfer data from Europe to the U.S. said that they expected their businesses to adopt the newly approved EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.
China has signaled an interest in a global approach to developing the country's cybersecurity standards for foreign technology companies.
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.