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Executive Order: Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/13/executive-order-promoting-private-sector-cybersecurity-information-shari

Promotes the voluntary creation of private/public Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations to counter cybersecurity threats. Also calls for the government to select a nongovernmental organization to serve as the Standards Organization which will identify a set of common cybersecurity standards.  From the White House

 

Presidential Memorandum: Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/15/presidential-memorandum-promoting-economic-competitiveness-while-safegua

Sets out principles for the federal government’s use of drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national air space.  Covers purposes for federal drone use, protection of privacy and civil rights, and provisions for accountability and transparency.  From the White House

 

Tracking and Hacking: Security and Privacy Gaps Put American Drivers at Risk

Categories: Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet,Transportation

http://www.markey.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2015-02-06_MarkeyReport-Tracking_Hacking_CarSecurity%202.pdf

New computerized technologies that have the potential to improve driver safety and vehicle performance can also allow hackers to gain control over essential functions and cause proliferation of information about drivers’ habits for commercial purposes.  This report features answers from auto makers about the current status of the technology.  From the office of Senator Edward Markey.

 

Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-staff-report-november-2013-workshop-entitled-internet-things-privacy/150127iotrpt.pdf

Reports on the results of a November 2013 workshop on how to provide protection for consumers in an era when 25 billion devices are connected to the Internet.  Includes staff recommendations for businesses to protect consumer security and privacy.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Resource Guide for Enhancing Community Relationships and Protecting Privacy and Constitutional Rights

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Privacy

https://www.bja.gov/Publications/CommRelGuide.pdf

A timely appearance for a resource guide intended to help law enforcement officers build stronger community/police relations.  From the Bureau of Justice Assistance

 

“Black Boxes” in Passenger Vehicles: Policy Issues

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43651.pdf

Explains what event data recorders are, government mandates that EDRs be included in vehicles, and controversies relating to their use.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Big Data in Business

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-469.pdf

Examines the range of applications of big data by UK companies, highlighting the opportunities offered to a number of sectors.  Also considers the challenges faced by such businesses.  One of a series of reports by sector. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Big Data: An Overview

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-468.pdf

Examines definitions of big data, how it is managed, used, and regulated, and the public concerns that it generates.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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