A proposed national data breach notification bill to usurp 47 state statutes could make it easier for businesses to notify consumers of a breach. But is that worth weakening PII protections some states offer? Massachusetts plans to do battle.
Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.
West Virginia United Health System is taking a multi-step approach to thwarting insider threats, including aggressive analysis of access audits, says assistant CIO Mark Combs, who helps lead the system's privacy and security efforts.
"Align technology with businesses" is an old phrase. But information security is now part of this change, making strides to align with growth as a business enabler. Enter: the converged technology operations center.
Word that Hillary Clinton maintained a personal email server while secretary of state has elevated cybersecurity and privacy as political issues. But it's just the latest example of such issues grabbing the attention of U.S. voters.
The FCC's new "net neutrality rule," which prevents ISPs from slowing down content streaming along their networks and from charging extra fees to assure faster speed, includes provisions designed to protect the confidential information of customers.
As cybercrime grows, Section 66A of India's IT Act is under scrutiny of the court, government and security leaders. Some experts say it requires amendments to ensure correct interpretation and implementation.
Congressional investigators for the first time are designating protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information as a high risk area within the federal government and calling on Congress to enact new legislation to enhance PII safeguards.
The Obama administration has taken new, but modest steps to limit the ability of intelligence agencies to collect data on individuals, but the new policy doesn't end the bulk collection program revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
President Obama says his proposed cybersecurity budget is designed to help prevent foreign nations or hackers from shutting down American networks, stealing trade secrets or invading the privacy of American families.
"The FTC has awoken to the reality that there can be no privacy without cybersecurity," says Trend Micro's Tom Kellermann, in the wake of an FTC complaint against a data broker that sold payday loan applications to third parties.