A health data breach appears to have exposed the sensitive personal information of members of Congress and their employees. DC Health Link is used by many (but not all) members and their assorted staff.
The EPA memo frames vulnerabilities in public water systems as a potential point of contamination, and thus a public health threat. The new cybersecurity requirements are part of an order to include new elements in periodic sanitary surveys.
The White House has ordered federal agencies to remove TikTok from government devices within 30 days. The TikTok ban includes any app made by parent company Bytedance, and extends to government contractors to be implemented over a longer period of time.
Biden Administration Releases National Cybersecurity Strategy: Incentivize Long-Term Defense Investment, More Aggressive Moves Against International Cyber Threats
Much of the new cybersecurity strategy addresses critical infrastructure companies, which were already in the administration's crosshairs, but software creators are also facing the prospect of a much greater degree of liability than in the past.
The central objection raised is a predictable one, and one that some analysts believe will inevitably cause the EU-US data transfer proposal to fail yet another court challenge if it makes it to implementation: the lack of a federal-level data privacy law in the US.
Biden Admin Op-Ed Calls for Increased Transparency Into Big Tech Algorithms, Banning Collection of Children’s Personal Data for Targeted Advertising
The main theme of the Biden op-ed was the setting aside of partisan differences to curb the power of big tech, primarily by limiting the ways in which these firms collect and use personal data.
The DoD has published a strategy and roadmap directing all the department's agencies to migrate to zero trust architecture by 2027. Strategy identified 90 target capabilities and 62 capabilities to achieve “more advanced zero trust.”
The South Dakota TikTok ban applies to the devices of government agencies, employees and contractors, put forward in the interest of protecting state and national security.
Google Faces Another State Attorney General Lawsuit as Texas Claims Unlawful Collection of Biometric Data
The suit represents millions of Texas residents that have used Google services since 2015. The state requires that consent be collected from biometric data subjects to use their faces or voices.
White House “Blueprint for AI Bill of Rights” Creates a Potential Path to Legal AI Ethics Guidelines
The White House AI bill of rights stipulates five guiding principles meant to govern design and deployment: system safety, protection from discrimination, data privacy, notice and explanation, and human alternatives.