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Dutch Data Protection Authority chips away at ‘cookie walls,’ declaring they violate GDPR

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Websites that restrict visitors from viewing and interacting with their content unless they first accept the use of cookies that track their browsing activities are violating the terms of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Netherlands’ Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA) has determined. Also known as the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP), the DDPA…

Meeting GDPR standards doesn’t guarantee Calif. privacy law compliance, experts warn

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Soon to be the most restrictive privacy law in the U.S., the California Consumer Privacy Act is set to take effect in January 2020. And companies that sit back and assume their compliance with GDPR is enough to meet the new legislation’s high expectations are in for a rude awakening, warned a panel of privacy…

Panel: Laws to curb influence campaigns on social media should stress transparency, collaboration

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Security and trust executives from social media platforms Facebook and Twitter said at a RSA 2019 keynote panel this week that their companies would welcome additional transparency regulations as a countermeasure against the weaponization of the internet by foreign adversaries. In addition, other experts on the panel suggested regulations that would require the identification of…

Cybersecurity legislation 2018

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It’s the law…almost2018 may go down as the year the EU’s GDPR went into effect but legislators domestically kept busy introducing and passing legislation meant to bolster the U.S.’s cybersecurity and privacy postures. California Privacy ActAfter a rush to get legislation done so a ballot measure slated for the November election could be pulled by…

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Australia passes law forcing tech giants to circumvent encryption on target devices

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Australia’s parliament on Thursday passed groundbreaking legislation that instructs tech developers to help law enforcement investigations by intercepting the encrypted communications of suspects’ devices. Known as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018, the law contains language requiring companies in some cases to build new capabilities to decrypt protected communications if…

Proposed law would outlaw ‘Grinch bots’ that snatch up toys for resale

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Far beyond Whoville, in the U.S., our nation,The House and the Senate introduced legislation.The bill makes illegal the use of “Grinch bots”To buy up all the toys, disappointing young tots. Okay, enough with the Suessing… On Nov. 16, House Rep. Paul Tonko D, N.Y., submitted H. R. 7160, aka the “Stopping Grinch Bots Act of 2018.”…

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Bill to codify DHS cyber program introduced into Senate after passing House

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Two weeks after it passed the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill that would codify and modernize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) cybersecurity program was introduced into the Senate. Known as the Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act, the legislation was originally proposed last July by Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Tex., and ushered into…

President signs NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act into law

A year and nearly four months after the measure was introduced, the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act officially passed after President Donald Trump signed the legislation into law. Originally proposed as H.R. 2105 in April 2017, the act was later absorbed into U.S. federal law S.770, and requires the director of the National Institute of…

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