The U.S. Government Accountability Office recommends that Congress consider comprehensive federal internet privacy legislation.

Issues that should be considered include:

  1. Which agency or agencies should oversee Internet privacy.
  2. What authorities


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Data privacy bills are pending in at least eight states, reports Sara Merken at Bloomberg Law.

State lawmakers are aiming to give citizens more control over their personal data.
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In my previous post, I reviewed the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) findings and conclusions of survey results of financial institutions and insurers’ programs, costs, and
Continue Reading Letter to New York State Banks and Insurance Companies: New Cybersecurity Regulations Likely (Part 2 of 2)

In reaction to two surveys of more than 150 regulated banking organizations and 43 regulated insurers in New York, the state’s Acting Superintendent of Financial Services issued a letter to
Continue Reading Letter to New York State Banks and Insurance Companies: New Cybersecurity Regulations Likely (Part 1 of 2)

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.A recent bill proposed by the U.S. Senate states requirements for publicly traded companies to increase transparency about cybersecurity threats, risks and breaches. The bill includes disclosure standards such as
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In an effort to standardize data breach laws nationwide, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) introduced H.R. 1770 to the House and Energy Commerce Committee this past week. Called the Data Security
Continue Reading New Legislation Aims To Replace State Data Security Breach Notification Laws With Federal Standard

Officials from both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and European Union (EU) recently called for enhancements to the Obama administration’s proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.

The White House’s
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