National Academies Releases Report on Voting Security and American Democracy

The National Academies of Sciences has released a report “Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy,” highlighting vulnerabilities in current voting technology. EPIC Advisory Board member Ronald Rivest served on the expert committee. The Academies report includes many recommendations “designed to harden our election infrastructure and…

EPIC Advises Congress to Protect Consumer Call Records

In advance of the hearing “Protecting Customer Proprietary Network Information in the Internet Age,” EPIC urged Congress to protect the privacy of users of third-party apps, such as WhatsApp and Google Voice. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 protects the privacy of “CPNI” — phone numbers…

New Rules to Protect Data Privacy: Where to Focus, What to Avoid

For many years, EFF has urged technology companies and legislators to do a better job at protecting the privacy of technology users and other members of the public. We hoped the companies, particularly mature players, would realize the importance of implementing meaningful privacy protections. But…

Barely more than one-in-five companies are well-prepared for a cyber attack,…

… they are well-prepared for a cyber attack. Some 77% of IT leaders … ;Protecting the business from a cyber attack has jumped further up the … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Barely more than one-in-five companies are well-prepared for a cyber attack,…

The Big Lie ISPs Are Spreading in State Legislatures is That They Don’t Make Enough Money

In their effort to prevent states from protecting a free and open Internet, a small handful of massive and extraordinarily profitably Internet service providers (ISPs) are telling state legislatures that network neutrality would hinder their ability to raise revenues to pay for upgrades and thus…

Rep. Lieu Introduces Two Consumer Data Protection Bills

Today Rep. Lieu (D-CA) introduced two bills to safeguard consumer data: the “Protecting Consumer Information Act of 2018” and the “Ending Forced Arbitration for Victims of Data Breaches Act.” The first bill will expand the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement authority over credit reporting agencies, while…

Stop FOSTA

FOSTA would undermine Section 230, the law protecting online platforms from some types of liability for their users’ speech. Section 230 is the most important law protecting free speech online. Without it, most of the online platforms we use would never have been formed—the risk…

Three Things Businesses Can Do to Protect Data Privacy

In today’s global digital economy, protecting data privacy is a must. With customers all over the world, every company must be able to demonstrate how they are protecting data privacy to earn the trust of their customers, users, partners and employees. It starts with these…

Wall Street aims to thwart a hacking nightmare for your 401(k)

U.S. financial firms plan to expand a secretive project protecting bank accounts against crippling cyberattacks so that it will also guard trillions of dollars in investment funds. The industry-led project, called Sheltered Harbor, already is known to back up data for savings and checking accounts….

Cyber Wars: Where Does Government Fit In? – YouTube

The private sector can’t do it alone, but what’s the proper role for government in protecting our sensitive information? PKWARE’s Cyber Wars roundtable discussions bring together industry experts to identify our most serious cybersecurity challenges and the solutions that can address them.