Blog Posts Tagged with "legislation"


Senator Proposes Geolocation Privacy Legislation

March 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"It's a smart proposal. The federal wiretap law should be updated to take account of new transactional data. There is clearly a privacy interest in locational data and there is also a need for greater clarity," says the director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Marc Rotenberg...

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Senator Pushes for Federal Cyber Security Progress

March 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is turning up the heat on the Obama administration to follow through on a comprehensive federal cyber security overhaul. During a Senate hearing this week, Whitehouse pressed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for updates on the administration's position...

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FBI Seeks Better Social Network Wire Tapping

February 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The advent of new media like social networks, new communications channels like IM, IRC, VoIP, and new devices like smartphones, have rendered current laws governing wire tapping outdated, and officials want lawmakers to narrow the gap by addressing the issue with new legislation...

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Doctors and Patients Want EMR and Privacy Protection

February 14, 2011 Added by:Jack Anderson

One hopes and believes that with the Senate and the President protecting HITECH that we have at least until 2013 to implement what I feel is the most important program in healthcare today. If your goal is to improve patient care and reduce cost, nothing will have more impact than HITECH...

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Senator Proposes New Cybersecurity Legislation

February 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Cyber-threats are not on the horizon, they are upon us. Businesses and investors must trust that their investments are secure. We cannot allow security breaches to undermine our trust in the U.S. economy," said Senator Menendez...

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Privacy Legislation May Advance in 2011

February 08, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Federal privacy legislation may see the light of day in 2011. Democratic supporters of the legislation show no signs of slowing down. Of course, the key to the success of federal privacy legislation lies in the House, and there Republicans have voiced support for a privacy bill as well...

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Cyber Arms Intelligence Report: Egypt and the Kill Switch

February 07, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The protests in Egypt have touched off controversy here in the US over Obama’s internet kill switch. Joe Lieberman and his co-sponsors are planning on introducing the Cyber Security and American Competitiveness Act of 2011 during the current session in congress...

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The U.S. Already Has An Internet Kill Switch

February 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The U.S government already has the ability to control Internet access. The debate over legislating an "Internet Kill Switch" is not one of whether to create a mechanism to control Internet access, but one of who will legally exercise the power to limit accessibility and under what circumstances...

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DOJ Wants Two Year ISP User Data Retention

January 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In the privacy realm, the bottom line is that law enforcement is talking about having a massive amount of information on 230 million presumably innocent Americans using the Internet, being tracked and retained," offered John Morris of the Center for Democracy and Technology in testimony...

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Do We Know the Impacts of Net Neutrality?

January 07, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

Internet Freedom Advocates do not think it goes far enough. Watchdogs at the Electronic Frontier Foundation are afraid the FCC Order will squash new innovation and new company launches due to legal and costly barriers to entry...

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National Defense Authorization Act Omits Cybersecurity

December 22, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The omitted language includes the creation of White House based office to coordinate cybersecurity efforts and the creation of a Federal Cybersecurity Practice Board to enforce Federal Information Security Management Act compliance and implementation of NIST recommendations...

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Senators Propose Security Bill in Response to DDoS Attacks

December 12, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Senator Tom Carpenter has proposed legislation in reaction to the denial of service attacks that have been targeting websites in the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures. The bill will seek to centralize command and control operations within the White House, and further public and private cooperation...

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Legislation to Give DHS Power Over Private Networks

November 19, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Proposed legislation in the House of Representatives would give the Department of Homeland Security new authority to enforce cyber security standards aimed at shoring up private sector computer networks considered critical to national security...

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