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Topic: Sen. Jay Rockefeller

White House Report on Big Data and Privacy Largely Ducks Surveillance Issue

John Podesta offers six recommendations

There were no surprises in the highly anticipated release of the White House report on big data and privacy, especially since the most controversial conclusion—that big data could lead to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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