Regulatory (53)

Twitter Agrees to $150M Fine Over Data Use  

Federal regulators have announced that Twitter will pay a $150 million fine to settle allegations that it illegally used people’s phone numbers and email addresses to sell targeted advertising. So reports NPR.


SEC Breach Disclosure Proposal Would Force CISOs to Think Fast  

The SEC has proposed a data breach disclosure rule that would require chief information security officers to more quickly assess the impact of a cyberattack. So reports GovInfoSecurity.


State Department Opens New Cybersecurity Bureau

The State Department has begun operating a new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy. So reports CNET.


Cyber Reporting Requirement Passes Congress in $1.5T Bill  

Congress has approved a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that includes a mandate for critical infrastructure companies to promptly disclose cyberattacks and ransomware payments. So report Insurance Journal and Cybersecurity Dive.


Why Biden Admin is Split on Senate Cybersecurity Bill  

The Senate’s recent passage of major cybersecurity legislation appears to have exposed a bureaucratic turf war within President Joe Biden’s administration.


FCC Chair Wants to End Waiting Period for Data Breach Disclosures  

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has called for scrapping a federal requirement that big phone companies wait seven days before disclosing a data breach. So reports


GDPR Fines Soared to $1.2B in Past Year: Law Firm  

The European Union’s data protection watchdogs have levied $1.2 billion in fines under the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation since January 28, 2021, according to research by law firm DLA Piper. So reports CNBC.


How Biden Cyber Officials Want to Overhaul Data Breach Rules  

Congress is in the midst of a bipartisan effort to revamp federal laws for information security, and the Biden administration’s top cyber officials have voiced their staunch support.


Texas Adds New Data Breach Notification Requirement

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that changes the state’s data breach notification requirements, effective September 1. So reports Business Insurance.


Colorado Becomes Third State to Pass Data Privacy Law

Colorado lawmakers have passed the Colorado Privacy Act, making the state the third to enact legislation protecting consumer data. So reports The Colorado Sun.


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