Proposed Cyber Law in the USA

Proposed Cyber Law in the USA

The growing number of cyber threats from both at home and abroad now mean that national governments are investing heavily in anti-e-crime and security technologies. Governments are also adopting new cyber law to help prevent cyber attacks, strengthen critical infrastructure and bring those who are responsible to justice. This E RADAR article lists around 10 out […]

H.R. 1389 – Global Online Freedom Act of 2011

H.R. 1389 – Global Online Freedom Act of 2011

Summary This Global Online Freedom Act of 2011 is intended to prevent United States businesses from cooperating with repressive governments in transforming the Internet into a tool of censorship and surveillance, to fulfill the responsibility of the United States to promote freedom of expression on the Internet, to restore public confidence in the integrity of United […]

S. 1434 Data Security Act 2011

S. 1434 Data Security Act 2011

Summary The Data Security Act aims to protect information relating to consumers, to require notice of security breaches, and for other purposes. The bill is similar to S. 1408 and S. 1207.  It would require financial establishments, retailers, and federal agencies to protect sensitive information and to notify consumers after a data breach.  The Senators sponsoring […]

H.R. 2096 Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011

H.R. 2096 Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011

Summary This US Bill aims to advance cybersecurity research, development, and technical standards, and for other purposes. The?Bill is similar to S. 1152.? It outlines a strategic plan that would continue funding for National Science Foundation (NSF) scholarships, encourage research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity at institutions of higher learning, and train future […]

H.R. 2577 Secure and Fortify Electronic (SAFE) Data Act

H.R. 2577 Secure and Fortify Electronic (SAFE) Data Act

Summary This US Bill aims to protect consumers by requiring organisations to adopt reasonable security policies and procedures to protect data containing personal information, and to provide for nationwide notice in the event of a security breach. The Bill?would also require organisations to notify affected customers about data breaches. Subject areas Commerce Administrative law and […]

S. 1151 Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2011

S. 1151 Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2011

Summary The Personal Data Privacy and Security Act intents to prevent and mitigate identity theft, to ensure privacy, to provide notice of security breaches, and to enhance criminal penalties, law enforcement assistance, and other protections against security breaches, fraudulent access, and misuse of personally identifiable information. Subject areas Crime and Law Enforcement Administrative law and regulatory […]

S.1040 Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011

S.1040 Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011

Summary The Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011 intends to enhance public safety by making more spectrum available to public safety entities, to facilitate the development of a public safety broadband network, to provide standards for the spectrum needs of public safety entities, and for other purposes. Subject areas Science, Technology, Communications Administrative law and […]