privacy

Report: Federal websites ‘most improved’ for security and privacy best practices

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 months ago

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website received the top score for the sector and was among 11 other agencies whose sites placed in OTA’s top 50.

Lawmakers question proposed budget cuts, layoffs at NIST

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 months ago

Also: an update on the institute's forthcoming Privacy Framework.

Citizens express concern about election integrity commission’s data security, only to find their data published online

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 years ago

The unredacted comments published on Thursday include information like citizens' full names, email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers.

Bill would require a warrant to search devices at the border

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 years ago

A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers introduced Tuesday a bill that would require law enforcement to get probable cause warrants before searching Americans' digital devices at the border.

FBI’s handling of facial recognition tech draws skepticism on Capitol Hill

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 years ago

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle Wednesday expressed skepticism and dissatisfaction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's explanation for how it has been using facial recognition technology.

Bills to limit use of ‘stingray’ data are back, with a push from Rep. Chaffetz

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 years ago

Jason Chaffetz, the influential chairman of a House committee, is again putting his support behind two bipartisan bills that would curb law enforcement's use of mobile-phone data via "stingrays" without a warrant.

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