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Fandango, Credit Karma Settle FTC Charges in Data Security Case Sends strong message to companies to tighten procedures

The Federal Trade Commission continues to step up its data security enforcement in an attempt to stop data breaches before they harm consumers. On Friday, the agency announced Fandango and…

March 28, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

Target Is Washington's Poster Child for Data Breach Debate Report shows where retailer went wrong

Target is quickly becoming the poster child for Washington policymakers anxious to find a solution to curb the growing number of data breaches that steal and compromise the personal information…

March 25, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

Senator Blasts .Sucks as a Generic Top-Level Domain Asks Icann to reject it

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) thinks .sucks, one of hundreds of new generic top-level domains being considered for the Internet by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, should not…

March 12, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

Senate Bill Targeting Patent Trolls on Fast Track Would affirm FTC authority to crack down on deceptive demand letters

While patent reform advocates wait for the Senate Judiciary Committee to move a comprehensive bill to crack down on patent trolls, another bill providing some limited relief is moving fast…

February 28, 2014, 10:42 AM EST

Influential Rep. John Dingell to Retire From Congress Lawmaker leaves a lasting mark on commerce committee

The longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) announced Monday he is retiring at the end of the 113th Congress. He will have served 29 terms. Dingell, an undisputed…

February 24, 2014, 10:31 AM EST

Senators Introduce Bill to Regulate Data Collection Sets the stage for pushback from the ad industry

Commerce chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced a bill to lift the "veil of secrecy" behind data broker data collection practices, making good on a…

February 12, 2014, 7:34 PM EST

Why Would Anyone Need to Update Facebook While Driving? Lawmakers point to Mazda Super Bowl spot as a disturbing trend

A Mazda Super Bowl ad showcasing the connected capabilities of its new cars became the poster child for distracted driving during a day-long summit held by the Senate commerce committee. The…

February 6, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

Senate Commerce Report Says Data Brokers 'Operate Behind a Veil of Secrecy' [Updated] Report based on a year-long investigation into 9 companies

Today was Jerry Cerasale's last day as the head lobbyist for the Direct Marketing Association. It may also have been one of his least enjoyable. Cerasale, along with Experian's svp of…

December 18, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

A Look at Some of the Key Media Bills Being Introduced Testing the waters for support in an upcoming election year

Congress is winding down for the year, making it highly unlikely that any new laws will get passed; even nominations are having a tough time. There is still a question…

November 25, 2013, 9:59 PM EST

Government Report Calls For Comprehensive Privacy Law Consumers should have more information, control over personal data

A new report on consumer privacy from the Government Accountability Office concludes that there ought to be a comprehensive federal law governing the collection, use and sale of personal information…

November 20, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

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