California adds biometric specs to data breach law

California adds biometric specs to data breach law

California is changing its Information Practices Act of 1977 to expand the definition of personal information with additional identifiers, including biometric data of those affected. The amendment comes with new instructions on ...
Ransomware payment

Criminalize Ransomware Payment? A Bad Solution for a Bad Problem

On June 24, the Washington Post came up with a simple solution for the ransomware problem that is plaguing the U.S. critical infrastructure in general, and municipalities in particular. The Post opined ...
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San Francisco Says NO to Facial Recognition Tech in Police Investigations

San Francisco Says NO to Facial Recognition Tech in Police Investigations

Local government agencies in San Francisco are prohibited from using facial recognition technology as a surveillance tool in criminal investigations for fear it might be inaccurate, the city’s Board of Supervisors decided ...
US Senate to End Deceptive Practices and Dark Patterns on Online Platforms

US Senate to End Deceptive Practices and Dark Patterns on Online Platforms

A bipartisan Act proposed by US Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) would counter immoral data collection methods by large online platforms, forbidding “deceptive practices” and “dark patterns” that manipulate ...
Equifax breach leads U.S. Senate to propose America draft its own GDPR

Equifax breach leads U.S. Senate to propose America draft its own GDPR

A US Senate report on an investigation into the monumental Equifax breach chastises the company for lax security, and proposes heading off similar incidents in the future – by making American companies ...
US Senate to Take Legal Steps to Prevent a Repeat of Equifax, Marriot Security Negligence

US Senate to Take Legal Steps to Prevent a Repeat of Equifax, Marriot Security Negligence

Time and again, Equifax disregarded warning signs of security vulnerabilities in its IT network, displaying a clear sign of “negligence,” before and after the 2017 data breach, concluded a report by a ...
Ransomware to land cyber-crooks decades in Maryland prisons if new bill passes

Ransomware to land cyber-crooks decades in Maryland prisons if new bill passes

Ransomware attacks have been increasing steadily for a few years, and operators gain confidence with every new strike. While cyber-experts burn the midnight oil coming up with solutions to thwart this dangerous ...
Great Seal of the State of Texas House of Representatives

Cough Up The Bandwidth

Great Seal of the State of Texas House of Representatives via Kieren McCarthy, writing at El Reg, reports of a contemplated bill (H.B. 1426) before the State of Texas' House of Representatives ...
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Politician’s Reactions on VIP Hack in Germany

I recently complained about the Swiss government and our inability in Switzerland to really drive Cybersecurity forward (Federal Council not deciding again – Switzerland falling behind on Cybersecurity). It was one of ...

Federal Council not deciding again – Switzerland falling behind on Cybersecurity

To be clear upfront: I think that our political system is amongst the best across the Globe. It is one of the purest systems to reflect a democratic process in a direct ...
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