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Civil-liberties groups alarmed by cybersecurity bills

Several advocacy groups have raised major civil-liberties concerns about pending cybersecurity legislation, claiming the language may unfairly expose personal information and punish those who hide it.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Congress , Electronic Frontier Foundation , civil liberties , privacy

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 11:45am EDT

White House takes first step to lifting cookie ban

Cookies, other Internet tracking technologies might be in use by federal Web sites soon; public comment period concluded Monday.

Tags: technology , Web 2.0 , cookies , Alissa Cooper , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 08/11/2009, 04:54pm EDT

More Protection Needed

Tags: technology , Health Privacy Project , Deven McGraw ,

Monday - 01/26/2009, 04:24pm EST

Whitepaper outlines identity issues for federal website users

As federal government launches pilot programs, CDT's whitepaper aims to help.

Tags: technology , user-centric identity , Heather West , privacy , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 09:00pm EST

Justice, NSC lead review of cyber laws

An interagency working group is trying to decide whether the administration should submit a proposal to Congress to update several laws. The White House's cyberspace review recommended legislative updates to address shortcomings in the current statutes. Justice also reviewed the Einstein 3 program even as DHS still is testing it.

Tags: technology , James Baker , Phil Reitinger , Sheldon Whitehouse , Justice , DHS , Senate Judiciary Committee , cybersecurity , Einstein , national incident response plan

Wednesday - 11/18/2009, 07:12am EST

Thumbs up on cybersecurity coordinator, OGIS, open government efforts

One of Washington's many "good government" groups weighs in on President Obama's recent appointment of a cybersecurity coordinator within the White House. In addition, the Center for Democracy and Technology's Ari Schwartz looks back at the Office of Government Information Services, and the administration's other efforts at openness and transparency in government.

Tags: technology , management , Ari Schwartz , Open Government Initiative , Office of Government Information Services , President Obama , Max Cacas

Monday - 12/28/2009, 06:38am EST
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