The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court told government agencies to review its own orders related to the legality of telephone records collection.
Critics of the Federal Trade Commission think it needs to back away from its claim of broad authority to seek sanctions against companies for data breaches when it has no clearly defined data security standards.
Less than three weeks before a massive U.S. government health information database is scheduled to go live, some lawmakers have significant concerns about the ability of the system to protect personal health records and other private information.
The increasing uses of big data in all kinds of organizations, particularly surveillance agencies, should prompt a debate about legitimate data collection and practices, said several speakers at a Washington, D.C., big data and privacy forum.
Verizon is appealing FCC net neutrality rules passed in December 2010.
Reports -- relying on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden -- show that many tech companies are collaborating with the spy agencies to “destroy privacy,” says cryptographer and security specialist Bruce Schneier.
The NSA has cracked much of the encryption that protects global commerce, banking, trade secrets, and medical records, according to the report, which cites documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden
Verizon argues that the FCC doesn’t have authority to regulate an information service, a class of communications that the agency has previously exempted from most regulation.
Here's a look back at some highlights in the long history of net-neutrality rules at the FCC.
Microsoft and Google both filed lawsuits in June asking that the companies be allowed to disclose more information about U.S. government surveillance requests they receive.
The NTIA’s decision to separate out mobile privacy for discussion ignored significant cross-platform tracking of consumers, one critic charges.
The FTC has filed a complaint against LabMD, alleging that the company failed to reasonably protect its customers' personal data. The Atlanta lab disputes the agency's assertions of security breaches.
A Pennsylvania man and other hackers conspired to install backdoors into computer networks and sell root access to those networks, according to court documents.
Facebook's general counsel says that the vast majority of requests relate to criminal cases.
A Bitcoin trade group met with representatives of several U.S government agencies Monday as regulators debate whether the online currency should comply with currency rules.