Region: United States of America

Satellite operator to be sold again

Satellite communications operator Inmarsat is set to be sold to Viasat for $7.3 billion two years after agreeing to bolster its cybersecurity capabilities.

08 November 2021

Small banks call for cybersecurity regulation on big tech

Credit unions and other smaller financial institutions have backed legislation that would give regulators Y2K-era powers to examine third-party IT providers.

05 November 2021

Tech companies fail to put brakes on auto data law

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a lawsuit from two software vendors that sought to overturn a law giving car dealers access to their databases.

04 November 2021

US government sanctions NSO Group

The Department of Commerce has sanctioned Israeli firms NSO Group and Candiru on the grounds that they developed and supplied spyware used to maliciously target government officials, journalists, businesspeople, activists, academics, and embassy workers.

03 November 2021

Blackstone’s Ancestry.com acquisition violated genetic data law, lawsuit claims

Ancestry.com users say they had no way to prevent investment management company Blackstone from collecting their genetic data following the announcement of last year’s acquisition.

02 November 2021

Latest BIPA action targets AWS

Amazon Web Services faces a class action lawsuit in its capacity as a cloud provider, with plaintiffs alleging it breached the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by storing facial scans on behalf of a video game company.

01 November 2021

Researchers: Privacy legislation could stem the tide of disinformation

With the US government focused on tackling the spread of disinformation on social media platforms, academic researchers have suggested that privacy legislation would help towards that effort.

29 October 2021

FTC finalises security rules for financial institutions

The US Federal Trade Commission’s decision to implement strict cybersecurity rules for financial institutions comes over the objections of industry members and other FTC commissioners.

28 October 2021

US FCC pulls telecoms licence over surveillance concerns

The Federal Communications Commission has ordered China Telecom to close its US business within 60 days, citing concerns that the Chinese Communist Party could use the state-owned company to access confidential data – and signalling that other companies will soon be in the firing line.

27 October 2021

Apple privacy changes bite into adtech earnings

Facebook and SnapChat have both attributed declines in revenue to new Apple features that give users more control over their data.

26 October 2021

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