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The DC issues keeping advertisers up at night

March 30, 2015 2:04 pm

The issues advertisers keep an eye on in DC doesn’t change that much, but what is changing is the political, regulatory and tech environment. “The overlap of regulatory issues and agencies is becoming far more complex and not clear cut,” said Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of [...]

FCC vs. FTC – a new privacy turf war

March 30, 2015 10:25 am

The FCC is about to muscle in on the FTC’s privacy turf and the FTC is pushing back. Since the 1999 Geocities case, the Federal Trade Commission has been the nation’s defacto privacy cop, bringing  more than 150 privacy and data security cases.  But the net neutrality order could make [...]

Bipartisan data security bill moves to full committee

March 25, 2015 3:20 pm

A House commerce subcommittee passed a data breach bill on a voice vote and moved the draft to the full House energy and commerce committee. The committee staff bill is scheduled to be taken up by full committee later this spring. Data breaches have been a near daily occurrence for consumers and [...]

Senate calls for national Internet of Things strategy

March 24, 2015 8:37 pm

Embracing the Internet of Things, the Senate unanimously passed  a resolution Tuesday evening calling for the United States to develop a national strategy that taps into the full potential of connected technologies. The resolution was introduced by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), [...]

FTC beefs up tech expertise with new research office

March 23, 2015 11:08 am

The Federal Trade Commission is embracing its nickname as the Federal Technology Commission, opening up a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation. FTC’s chief technologist Ashkan Soltani, who joined the FTC last fall, described the creation of the new office in a blog post Monday. [...]

House goes hands on with the Internet of Things

March 23, 2015 5:56 am

As consumers, cities and businesses speed towards a Jetsons future, lawmakers are trying to keep up, holding the second of two hearings this year on the Internet of Things. Personal devices like watches, home automation tools like thermostats, and infrastructure systems like networked road sensors [...]

House data breach bill is a work in progress

March 18, 2015 12:07 pm

A draft data breach bill introduced by a House Democrat and Republican may have to go through a few more edits before it can advance in committee. Leading Democrats on the House commerce committee pushed back Wednesday on the draft released last week by vice chair Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and [...]
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