Tag Archives: consumer protection

Ashkan Soltani to Serve as Senior Adviser to Federal CTO Megan Smith

Ashkan Soltani, former chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission, has joined the White House’s office of science and technology policy as a senior adviser to Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, FCW’s Insider blog reported Wednesday. Bianca Spinosa writes Lorrie Faith Cranor, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, will serve …

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Tim Pawlenty: 2015 Data Security Act Offers ‘Bank-Like’ Standards for Consumer Protection

Tim Pawlenty, CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, told House lawmakers Thursday the U.S. needs data security requirements similar to those used by banks to manage data breach notifications. In written remarks, Pawlenty told the House Committee on Financial Services the Data Security Act of 2015 works to support efforts to protect consumers from the growing number …

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Michael Daniel: White House Cyber Plans Focus on Laws, Partnerships, Workforce

President Barack Obama is pushing forward the administration’s cybersecurity agenda ahead of his State of the Nation address with proposals of cyber-related policies, new partnerships with the private sector and hires of cybersecurity workers. Michael Daniel, a special assistant to the president and the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, wrote in a piece published Wednesday on the …

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