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Senate passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

By Frederick Ding — Edited by Yunnan Jiang

On October 27, 2015, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which enables companies to share cyber threat indicators with each other and the federal government, and immunizes them from liability for sharing under the act. Tech companies and journalists have vocally expressed opposition to the act, which may enable companies to share users’ personal information.

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Posted On Nov - 18 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Kazakhstan cannot use U.S. injunction to prevent reporting on documents acquired by hacking

By Frederick Ding — Edited by Yaping Zhang

After sensitive documents from the Kazakhstan government were posted online by unknown hackers, Kazakhstan obtained a preliminary injunction from a U.S. federal court, and sought to use it to prevent Respublika, an online newspaper, from reporting on and publishing the documents. The court found that the injunction does not apply to Respublika, which was not involved in the hacking, citing First Amendment free speech principles.

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Posted On Nov - 11 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

California Paves the Way with New Privacy Laws

By Ann Kristin Glenster – Edited by Stacy Ruegilin

California’s newest digital privacy rights bill shifts the state’s legal framework closer to Europe’s more stringent data protection standards.

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Posted On Nov - 11 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Mila Owen – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

Senate CISA Debates End

The FDA CDRH released its Regulatory Science Priorities for 2016

Germany requires all Internet companies to make metadata available to its law enforcement agencies

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Posted On Nov - 4 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Sony’s $8 Million Hacking Settlement

By Ann Kristin Glenster — Edited by Ariane Moss

Sony Pictures reaches a settlement with its employees over last year’s data breach in response to the planned release of the controversial comedy film, “The Interview”. The agreement, which is awaiting approval by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, carries an $8 million price tag for the entertainment giant.

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Posted On Oct - 25 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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