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Andrew Katsaros Named FTC Acting Inspector General

Andrew Katsaros, a government audit veteran and a certified public accountant, has joined the Federal Trade Commission as acting inspector general. He succeeds Roslyn Mazer, who stepped down as FTC IG after more than three years in the job, the commission said Friday. Katsaros previously served as assistant IG at the Commerce Department‘s Office …

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Report: Abigail Slater to Serve as Tech Adviser to Trump

Abigail Slater, general counsel at the Internet Association, will join the White House’s National Economic Council as special assistant to the president for technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity policy, The Hill reported Thursday. Slater will succeed Grace Koh when the latter leaves in March and will advise President Donald Trump on technology, telecommunications …

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Bill Would Penalize Credit Reporting Agencies for Consumer Data Breaches

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have introduced a bill that would penalize credit reporting agencies in the event of a security breach that affects consumer data. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would give the Federal Trade Commission authority to directly supervise CRAs’ data security measures; impose penalties on CRAs …

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FTC, FCC to Enter Agreement on Online Consumer Protection

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission plan to enter a memorandum of understanding to coordinate efforts to protect internet consumers in line with the adoption of FCC’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom Order. FTC said Monday the draft MoU directs FCC to review informal protests on the compliance of internet service providers …

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Bill Would Establish National Standard for Cyber Breach Notification

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) has reintroduced a bill that would standardize industry efforts to notify victims of cyber attacks. A press release posted Monday on Langevin’s website said the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act would give companies 30 days to notify affected individuals following the discovery of a breach of sensitive …

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Neil Alan Chilson Named FTC Acting Chief Technologist

Neil Alan Chilson, an attorney adviser at the Federal Trade Commission, has been appointed to serve as the agency’s chief technologist on an acting basis. FTC said Tuesday Chilson will advise the commission and its acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen on technology-related matters such as usage, law enforcement actions and policy recommendations. …

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Reuters: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Urges ISPs to Comply With Open Internet Principles

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has asked U.S. internet service providers to enter into voluntary agreements that will reflect their commitment to maintain an open internet, Reuters reported Thursday. David Shepardson writes Pai also discussed his plans to reverse current net neutrality rules with trade groups that represent the telecommunications industry during …

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