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The federal government must publish new procedures 90 days after the 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act is signed. These procedures will become effective upon publication.
Intelligence community contractors will be...more
On July 8, 2014, in closed session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence voted 12-3 to report the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA). The bill would grant legal immunity for companies to share cyber threat data with...more
Last month, we noted that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released a discussion draft of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 12-3 to approve the Act....more
Today, the House Education Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a joint...more
On June 17, 2014, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) released a draft bill entitled, The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014. Given the increasing...more
- The Illinois Supreme Court rules state's attorneys are subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
- The Illinois attorney general rules that: (i) the Open Meetings Act requires public bodies to recite the key terms of...more
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law has announced it will hold a hearing on June 4, 2014, regarding the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014....more
On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13636 (EO 13636) entitled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”EO 13636 noted the importance of cybersecurity for the nation’s security and...more
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The "Security" Part -
When reading the Majority and Minority Staff Report from the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations ("The Subcommittee") regarding the "Hidden Hazards to Consumer Security and Data Privacy" was...more
While the public debate on privacy has largely focused on how government, particularly the intelligence community, collects, stores, and uses data, President Obama earlier this year announced a comprehensive review of the...more
Congress has been trying for several years to pass cybersecurity legislation, and the number of bills hitting the hopper has increased steadily over recent months. Nearly half a dozen bills have been introduced since January...more
In This Issue:
- Politics Drives the Agenda in Run-Up to the Midterms
- An Insider's View: President Obama's Foreign Policy
- The Anti-Energy Tax Incentives Caucus of the GOP
- Trade Agenda Stagnant, For...more
“Crossover” Complete -
The General Assembly’s May 1 “crossover” deadline requires bills to move from one legislative body to the other or require a two-thirds vote for consideration in the receiving chamber for bills...more
Yesterday, May 1, was a big day for privacy in the news. The White House issued 2 reports on the privacy implications of Big Data, and the Florida legislature overhauled the state’s security breach notification law,...more
On May 15, the FPPC will consider expanding the available grounds for withholding the name of a source of income on Form 700. Currently, when disclosure of a source of income would violate a statutory privilege under the...more
Following a series of previous judgments, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed in the case of the Commission v Hungary (case C-288/12) the independence of national data protection authorities in the...more
Following a string of high-profile data breaches and new data suggesting that approximately 21.3 million customer accounts have been exposed by data breach incidents over the past two years, the California legislature has...more
On April 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed Terrell McSweeny to serve as FTC Commissioner. Commissioner McSweeny will join Commissioners Edith Ramirez and Julie Brill as the third Democratic member of the five-member Federal...more
Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a standing-room only hearing titled “Keeping the lights on — Are we doing enough to ensure the reliability and security of the U.S. electric grid?” While...more
Last September, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued an opinion on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests made by Judicial Watch to the CFPB for documents relating to Richard Cordray’s recess appointment as...more
It has been difficult to keep up with all the various permutations of the Target data breach saga.
Yesterday, the fingerpointing continued in the form of the release of a Harris Poll and testimony on Capitol Hill at a...more
Last week, as part of the White House’s initiative on “big data” and privacy (led by John Podesta), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a request for information seeking public input regarding broad...more
Details from Each Chamber:
The House moved through the Calendar this week, focusing much of their time debating H. 4223, the "South Carolina Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act". The bill, which bans...more
In this issue:
- Heard on the Hill
- Around the Agencies
- White House Developments
- Venable News
- Excerpt from Heard on the Hill:
Congress Holds Hearings on Preventing Data...more
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