Region: United States of America

CISA director: Too much information sharing could overwhelm agency

US industry and government officials have called for removing barriers to inter-agency information sharing in the wake of several major cyberattacks – but Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Jen Easterly has warned that too much sharing could make it hard to separate the signal from the noise.

27 September 2021

FTC says it may release more Facebook audit records

The US Federal Trade Commission has told GDR that it is still reviewing whether to release more records from Protiviti’s 236-plus page audit of Facebook.

24 September 2021

Swiss authority questions CLOUD Act compliance

Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice believes the CLOUD Act could breach existing data protection rules and possibly endanger Switzerland’s EU adequacy status.

24 September 2021

Lawsuit: Facebook overpaid on $5 billion settlement to shield Zuckerberg

A recent lawsuit from a public pension fund that invests in Facebook claims that the social media giant paid the US Federal Trade Commission $5 billion to settle the Cambridge Analytica scandal in order to shield its chief executive from liability.

23 September 2021

FTC withholds hundreds of Facebook audit records

An independent audit of Facebook says “substantial additional work” is still needed to fix the company’s privacy problems. Just how much work is unclear, as the US Federal Trade Commission has kept hundreds of records from the 236-plus page report secret.

23 September 2021

FBI may have cost Kaseya’s clients millions, senator says

The chairman of the US Senate Homeland Security Committee has said the FBI’s decision to withhold a decryption key from software company Kaseya may have cost companies millions of dollars, criticising the Bureau for its lack of transparency.

22 September 2021

Pentagon could issue report on Afghan data by year’s end

A bipartisan provision in next year’s US military budget calls for the Pentagon to account for the trove of Afghan biometric data believed to be in the hands of the Taliban.

21 September 2021

Civil liberties groups lament NSA “state secrets” case

Civil libertarians say a split appeal court’s decision in a lawsuit challenging National Security Agency data harvesting could prevent meaningful challenges to government abuse.

20 September 2021

DoorDash sues New York over data-sharing law

DoorDash has challenged New York City over legislation that forces food delivery companies to disclose information on its customers to restaurants.

20 September 2021

FTC votes to regulate healthcare apps

The US Federal Trade Commission has voted down party lines to make it explicit that health apps wearables are subject to the Health Breach Notification Rule – with the two Republicans objecting on the grounds that the move skirts an ongoing review of the regulation started last year.

16 September 2021

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