Legislation

New York Legislation Will Update Data Breach Notification Laws

In the wake of large-scale data breaches like the recently announced Equifax breach, lawmakers are taking a closer look at the protections their current laws offer to both consumers and businesses.

New Legislation to Stop the Spread of Your SSN

As someone who is concerned about personal security and privacy, you probably already know that your Social Security number—especially combined with your birthdate and a few other key pieces of information—is the Holy Grail of identity theft.

New Maryland Bill Aims to Protect Taxpayers

Tax refund fraud and government identity theft go hand-in-hand to create a multi-billion-dollar problem every year. 

NY Governor Calls for Tougher Identity Theft Laws

The fight against identity theft and fraud is an ongoing battle. Hackers and scammers come up with new ways to commit computer-based and identity crimes every day, and as they do, law enforcement officers and policymakers have to play “catch-up” in order to investigate and then prosecute. New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo addressed one of the chief problems—punishment for offenders as it currently stands—in a recent outline of his agenda for 2017.

Technology Sector Pushes Back Against China’s New Source Code Law

The term “source code” might sound like something from a blockbuster Hollywood cyberthriller, but the reality is far less dramatic. A source code is the complete building block blueprint of any software title, website, or other similar technology, but it’s become something of a sore point for privacy experts thanks to a new international law.

 

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