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  • House approves cyberthreat sharing bill; privacy concerns remain

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve legislation that would encourage companies to share cyberattack information with each other and with the government, despite concerns that it would put new consumer information in the hands of surveillance agencies.

    Written by Grant Gross23 April 15 07:51
  • Data breach notification bill could weaken consumer protections

    Legislation that would require businesses across the U.S. to notify affected customers after a data breach is headed toward a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives even though some digital rights groups say the bill will actually weaken protections for consumers.

    Written by Grant Gross17 April 15 02:01
  • Proposed US data breach notification bill criticized as too weak

    Proposed legislation that would require U.S. businesses to notify affected customers after data breaches is too weak because it would preempt stronger breach notification laws in several states and it wouldn't cover several classes of data, including geolocation and health information, critics told lawmakers.

    Written by Grant Gross19 March 15 05:30
  • US takes another shot at stopping warrantless reading of emails

    Legislation that aims to put a stop to warrantless reading of emails got a fillip Wednesday with bills introduced both in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

    Written by John Ribeiro05 Feb. 15 17:48
  • FCC chairman doesn't plan to release net neutrality order before vote

    The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has no plans to release the text of his proposed net neutrality order before a scheduled commission vote on it later this month, despite a request from some Republican lawmakers to do so.

    Written by Grant Gross04 Feb. 15 03:28
  • Republican net neutrality proposal falls short, critics say

    A Republican net neutrality proposal in the U.S. Congress would not fully protect broadband customers because it would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from enacting new rules against selectively blocking or throttling traffic, critics said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross22 Jan. 15 06:42
  • US FTC will target patent trolls, commissioner says

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission can take action against patent trolls when the patent-holding firms engage in unfair business practices, even as the agency works to complete a study on their business model, a commissioner said.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Dec. 14 08:22
  • NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

    The U.S. National Security Agency is planning no major changes in its domestic telephone records collection program after a bill to rein in those efforts failed in the Senate this week, the agency's director said.

    Written by Grant Gross21 Nov. 14 04:40
  • Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a "light touch" while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross23 Oct. 14 04:45
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