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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 [...]

Data breach bill floated in House committee

March 15, 2015 7:30 pm

A bipartisan group of House commerce members are hoping to advance a data breach bill at a hearing to review the draft on Wednesday. The Data Security and Breach Notification Act would replace 47 state data breach notification laws to set a national standard for how companies and organizations [...]