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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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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Moves to Scrap Obama Administration’s Internet Regulations

Ajit Pai, chairman of Federal Communications Commission, has issued a draft order that seeks to repeal internet regulations the previous Obama administration introduced in 2015. Pai shared his draft Restoring Internet Freedom Order with fellow commissioners who plan to take up the matter at FCC’s Open Meeting scheduled for Dec. 14, FCC said Tuesday. …

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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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FTC Seeks IT Specialist/CISO for CIO Office

The Federal Trade Commission has kicked off the search for an information technology specialist or chief information security officer who will work for the office of the chief information officer within the commission’s office of the executive director. The IT specialist/CISO will oversee IT services and employees or vendors that work …

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ONC Seeks Online Generator for Health IT Privacy Info

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a prize challenge to create an online generator that would help health information technology developers provide privacy policy notices on health IT products. The Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge calls for designers, developers and health data experts to build a web-based tool …

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House Lawmakers Urge FTC to Address Consumer Concerns Over Internet of Things Security

Reps. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) have called on the Federal Trade Commission to oversee manufacturers’ efforts to secure connected devices and protect consumers from cyber attacks. Pallone and Schakowsky told FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez in a joint letter published Thursday that FTC should urge manufacturers to patch vulnerabilities and require consumers to change default …

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