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White House States Support for Sen. Lieberman’s Cybersecurity Act of 2012

The Obama Administration officially put its weight behind Sen. Lieberman’s Cybersecurity Act of 2012, with the issuance of the following Statement of Administration Policy:

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

S. 3414 – Cybersecurity Act of 2012

(Sen. Lieberman, I-CT, and 4 cosponsors)

The Administration strongly supports Senate passage of S. 3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. While lacking some of the key provisions of earlier bills,… More

White House Releases Long-Anticipated Privacy Report

The White House has finally released its long-anticipated report on consumer privacy.The 60-page White House report, “Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy,” is the start of what promises to be a fascinating legislative and regulatory process. 

It is curious that the Department of Commerce has been charged with "work[ing] with other Federal agencies to convene stakeholders,… More

Privacy Panel Recommends Updates to Privacy Act, Privacy Officers for Federal Agencies

On May 27, 2009, Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) issued a report entitled “Toward A 21st Century Framework for Federal Government Privacy Policy” (.pdf) that calls on Congress to amend the Privacy Act of 1974, establish the position of Chief Privacy Officer in numerous executive agencies and develop a Chief Privacy Officers’ Council. ISPAB is a group that advises the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),… More