Data Privacy and Protection
- November 30, 2016
After a final push to delay changes to Rule 41 failed in the Senate, the U.S. government now has much wider authority to legally search computers whose location is unknown.
- November 18, 2016
Just two weeks before the deadline, U.S. lawmakers seek to postpone until next summer the acceptance of controversial updates to Rule 41, allowing legal access to unspecified systems.
- October 21, 2016
After a slow start, some U.S. companies are starting to address the questions and challenges of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification. But most haven't started the process.
- October 12, 2016
With EU's new privacy regulation set to take effect in May 2018, GDPR compliance may be hampered by lack of planning and awareness, Dell research finds.
- July 29, 2016
Researchers discovered attempts to snoop on dark web servers through malicious changes to Tor Project hidden services directories.
- July 15, 2016
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework takes effect, replacing Safe Harbor for transatlantic data flows; U.S. beefs up Cyber Command.
- July 07, 2016
As the new General Data Protection Regulation privacy regulation looms, many firms face new rules and challenges to protect the privacy of EU citizens, regardless of location.
- June 24, 2016
U.S. Senate fails to pass National Security Letter regulation to enhance warrantless FBI surveillance access to metadata, including email headers and browser history.
- June 22, 2016
EFF and privacy activists oppose Rule 41 changes, while the Department of Justice claims the changes do not alter 'traditional protections' under the Fourth Amendment.
- May 27, 2016
US Reps. Poe and Conyers join Sen. Wyden's fight against changes to Rule 41 that would remove limits on government hacking, introduce companion bill to quash changes.
- May 24, 2016
Former computer science majors Lieu and Hurd wrote to their U.S. House of Representatives colleagues, urging improved awareness of cyber risks and cyberhygiene.
- May 24, 2016
Internet pioneer Paul Vixie spoke with SearchSecurity about IPv6 NAT, IPv6 and the Internet of Things, and the long, thankless path to deploying IPv6.
- May 12, 2016
The new Privacy Shield framework for transatlantic data flows faces challenges from Article 29 Working Party criticism, as well as U.S. changes to Rule 41 for computer searches.
- April 29, 2016
More fallout from the Apple/FBI conflict: The second iPhone suit was dropped; the FBI can't provide details of a tool used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone.
- April 22, 2016
Experts face off in Congress over 'going dark' encryption debate, stake out positions on security, privacy and government access; polls show support for strong encryption.