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NOAA to Implement ‘Tiered’ Approach for Commercial Sensing Data Protection Review

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will adopt a three-tier approach to assess data protection plans from commercial entities seeking license to operate remote sensing satellite systems, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. A NOAA advisory panel composed of government, academic and industry professionals recommended the tiered approach that the agency intends to begin …

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US, EU Complete 1st Data Protection Framework Review

U.S. government and European Union officials have concluded the first annual review of a joint framework that governs the transfer and protection of data between the U.S. and EU. The review covered commercial, national security and legal aspects of the Privacy Shield Framework that was established last year, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur …

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NIST Publishes Final Version of Cryptography Standards and Guidelines Document

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has made available the final version of its cryptography standards and guidelines document as part of the agency’s efforts to standardize the development process of the data protection technology. NIST said Thursday the final Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines Development Process document comes after the publication of the …

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Report: Security Expert Uncovers Open Database of Nearly 200M US Voter Records

Texas-based computer security researcher Chris Vickery has discovered online personal data of approximately 191 million registered U.S. voters that he believes have potentially been exposed by a database misconfiguration, CSO Online reported Monday. Steve Ragan writes Vickery found the open repository lists full names of voters and their residential addresses, dates of birth, …

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DARPA Explores New Methods to Secure Personal, Business Information

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to partner with industry to develop tools or methods to protect sensitive personal information and corporate trade secrets, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday. John Keller writes DARPA will hold an industry event on March 12 to discuss the agency’s upcoming Brandeis cybersecurity research …

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Federal Agencies Say Consumer Data Protection Laws Need Tightening

Two federal officials have called on Congress to introduce and pass a bill to require businesses to notify consumers when data breaches occur, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Dan Verton writes that Edith Ramirez,  federal trade commissioner and Mythili Raman, the Justice Department‘s acting assistant attorney general, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday …

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